Study shows negative relation between antidepressants and cosmetic surgery
A really interesting study recently came to light regarding the risks of pre-surgery antidepressants use. It is well known that antidepressants relieve mood disorders by bringing a chemical balance in the brain, which is helpful in cases like anxiety, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), depression etc. They also help to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia, neuropathy etc.
Dr. Isabel Teo, a doctor based in Dundee Scotland and a student called Cristopher Tam Song are responsible for this study. The results of the research are quite important if we also consider that another study showed 10% of US adults and adolescents make use of antidepressants
So the research team gathered stats from several (26) older studies regarding the antidepressants use and the risks involved with cosmetic surgery. The study showed that there is not consistent pattern of results regarding the use of antidepressants and the risk of bleeding in cosmetic surgery. Also it made clear that there is not a consistent correlation between the use of antidepressant and increasing breast cancer or recurring breast cancer risk. The study also evaluated several other symptoms. The whole picture had to do with several studies that were showing an increased risk related with antidepressants use while other studies didn’t show any risk.
So the final conclusion of the study was that there is no massive evidence that justifies ceasing of antidepressants use before cosmetic surgery because the risks involved are evaluated as lower than the risks from stopping antidepressants use.