a welcome(d) result?

Hi all,

I've heard something along these lines being used, but I am hesitant as to the exact phrasing. Suppose a new type of medication is invented. In addition to its expected effect (say, it's a pain killer), it also happens to treat depression. Would you say:

It is a welcome(d) result that it also happens to treat depression.
It also happens to treat depression, a welcome(d) result.

I am not sure whether 'welcome' or 'welcomed' needs to be used here, and I'd want a confirmation that this expression is appropriate in both constructions. Thanks a lot in advance!!!
 
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    American English
    welcome.
    It is a welcome result that it also happens to treat depression.
    It also happens to treat depression -- a welcome result.

    It also works to treat depression -- an unexpected and welcome benefit.
     

    pickarooney

    Senior Member
    English (Ireland)
    The example is very strange. I would go so far as to say a treatment designed to alelviate pain which has an unexpected psychological impact on a patient would be a most unwelcome result.
     
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