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Risk for women with high blood pressure prior to pregnancy

Women with a history of high blood pressure before pregnancy have a higher risk of depression than women who develop pregnancy-related hypertension, according to new research.

Previous studies suggested a link between pregnancy-induced hypertension and depression, but the new study found no such link.

Up to 13% of women have some form of hypertension during pregnancy.

The study is published in General Health Psychiatry.

Read more at University of Washington

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