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Consider another birth-control method

Some women report mood swings and depressed mood when taking the Pill or other forms of hormone-based birth control. If it’s really the birth control and not some other factor that’s bringing you down, you may need to find a non-hormonal method. “In my experience, if a woman has depression with one pill, switching [formulations] usually doesn’t help,” says Hilda Hutcherson, MD, an ob-gyn professor at Columbia University. All hormonal methods are likely to cause the same problem.