Possible Link Between Hypertension and Depression in Pregnancy
New research indicates that women with hypertension prior to becoming pregnant are at an increased risk of becoming depressed.
Data from nearly 2,400 women was analyzed and researchers determined that women with pre-existing hypertension were 55% more likely to develop depression than women without high blood pressure. Low birth weight, premature births and postpartum depression have all been liked to depression during pregnancy.
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“Hypertension Before Pregnancy Tied to Depression During” By Judith Groch, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today. Published: November 14, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2011 online from