Recent studies have shown that antidepressants increase the chance of contracting deadly bacteria of the genus Clostridium. This type of bacteria is causing the infection, which in the U.S. is one of the most common and takes away every year more than 7,000 lives.
Some drugs, including antidepressants increase as experts believe, the risk of infection. In a study conducted by the University of Michigan, surveyed people infected klostriliyami, with symptoms of depression without them. As a result, it was found that people who are in a state of great depression, the risk of infection by 36% higher compared to people who are not suffering from depression.
Also, scientists have found that the chances of contracting an infection from single people is 54% higher than that of married people. The researchers then tried to identify the relationship between antidepressants and the presence of bacteria klosridy. It was found that the risk increased twofold only two drugs, antidepressant - Remeron (mirtazapine) and Prozac (fluoxetine). However, until the cause of the increased risk of the disease in people taking antidepressants scientists is not installed.
Meanwhile, experts urge patients who had been prescribed certain medications, do not give up their use, since the study found only connection between the use of drugs for depression and an increased risk of infection by bacteria clostridium. The causal link is not yet defined. The effect of depression on the gastrointestinal tract is known to scientists for a long time in the future they are going in more detail and to further explore the issue.