Researchers in Montreal found in a sample of 1,216 pregnant women that those who used antidepressants were at least 50% more likely to experience high blood pressure. The study will appear in an upcoming British Journal of Pharmacology, which notes in a press release that antidepressants are one of the most commonly used medications during pregnancy. “Pregnancy induced hypertension is a serious condition that can directly affect the mother and her unborn baby,” the release goes on to say.
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