In-depth

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Symptoms

Headache

Treatments and drugs

Atypical antidepressants

Atypical antidepressants may be prescribed on their own or added to other antidepressants to boost effectiveness or counter side effects.

Jan. 20, 2017
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