Anesthesiologist Questions Depression

Can anesthesia cause depression?

My mother was under anesthesia for an endoscopy yesterday. Since then, she seems to be severely depressed. Can this be caused by the anesthesia?

3 Answers

Not likely
No
Depression is a complicated issue that can be caused from several issues that can be hard to pinpoint. It is unlikely related to the anesthesia, but potentially could cause a depressed mood that would resolve within a short time frame (a few days).