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Antidepressants Increase Blood Pressure

March 7, 2013

A new study found that the “use of antidepressants during pregnancy was significantly associated with increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension (high blood pressure).” The authors concluded that the antidepressant use could increase the risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy by as much as 50%.

This is in addition to increasing the risk of stroke, miscarriage and death for the mother (pregnant or not), as well as increasing the risk of learning disabilities and autism for the newborn. Needless to say, antidepressants are clearly a dangerous choice, especially for pregnant women.

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