HealthDay (8/25, Gordon) reports that despite hints from previous research, investigators found no link “between high blood pressure medications and depression,” even after studying “dozens of commonly used” antihypertensives. In fact, after studying data on some 5.4 million Danes, investigators found that “nine blood pressure” medications “were associated with a lower risk of depression.” Medications that lowered the risk for depression “included: enalapril (Vasotec), ramipril (Altace), amlopidine (Norvasc), verapamil (Verelan), verapamil combination drugs, propranolol (Inderal), atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta) and carvedilol (Coreg).” The findings were published online Aug. 24 in the journal Hypertension. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)