New Orleans—People with cardiovascular
disease are more likely to be clinically depressed and some seemingly healthy
people with depression are at greater risk of developing heart problems. While
scientists have yet to show that treating depression reduces cardiovascular
mortality rates, evidence continues to mount that treating people with depression
does improve their dysphoria and quality of life and may increase longevity
(Glassman et al. JAMA. 2002;288:701-709; Musselman
et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1998;55:580-592).
Mitka M. Depression–Heart Disease Link Probed. JAMA. 2005;293(3):283–284. doi:10.1001/jama.293.3.283
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