Hello, I, too, have hard to control blood pressure as well as depression, anger, and anxiety problems. Antidepressants do help somewhat. I have taken Paxil, Zoloft, and am currently on Prozac because it is now available in generic form and quite resonable in price. The second thing that really helped my BP was adding a third medication, a very inexpensive diuretic which I take a minimal dose of. This addition has made a DRAMATIC change in my BP for the better. Have your mom ask her doctor about this. Good luck!