Depression and Cardiac Disease: A Review
Depression is highly prevalent in cardiac patients, with 20% to 40% of patients meeting criteria for major depressive disorder or experiencing an elevation in depressive symptoms. These depressive… Expand
Feasibility and utility of positive psychology exercises for suicidal inpatients.
- J. Huffman, C. M. Dubois, +5 authors S. Lyubomirsky
- Psychology, Medicine
- General hospital psychiatry
OBJECTIVE The objective was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of nine positive psychology exercises delivered to patients hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or behaviors, and to secondarily… Expand
QTc prolongation, torsades de pointes, and psychotropic medications.
BACKGROUND Prolongation of the corrected QT (QTc) interval is a key issue for patients who receive psychotropic medications. Such patients may have baseline clinical risk factors for QTc… Expand
Depression and Cardiac Disease: Epidemiology, Mechanisms, and Diagnosis
- J. Huffman, C. Celano, S. Beach, S. Motiwala, J. Januzzi
- Cardiovascular psychiatry and neurology
- 7 April 2013
In patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), depression is common, persistent, and associated with worse health-related quality of life, recurrent cardiac events, and mortality. Both physiological… Expand
Association between anxiety and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis.
- C. Celano, R. Millstein, C. A. Bedoya, B. Healy, A. Roest, J. Huffman
- American heart journal
- 1 December 2015
BACKGROUND Depression and anxiety are common in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Although depression clearly has been associated with mortality in this population, the relationship… Expand
The relationship between depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes
Depression and anxiety occur at high rates among patients suffering an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Both depressive symptoms and anxiety appear to adversely affect in-hospital and long term cardiac… Expand
Development of a positive psychology intervention for patients with acute cardiovascular disease
The management of depression and other negative psychological states in cardiac patients has been a focus of multiple treatment trials, though such trials have not led to substantial improvements in… Expand
The impact of mental illness on cardiac outcomes: a review for the cardiologist.
Traditional cardiac risk factors, such as smoking, hypertension and obesity, are widely accepted contributors to the onset and progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD), one of the foremost causes… Expand
Collaborative care for depression and anxiety disorders in patients with recent cardiac events: the Management of Sadness and Anxiety in Cardiology (MOSAIC) randomized clinical trial.
IMPORTANCE Depression and anxiety are associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with recent acute cardiac events. There has been minimal study of collaborative care (CC) management… Expand
Effects of depression and anxiety improvement on adherence to medication and health behaviors in recently hospitalized cardiac patients.
Impaired adherence to medications and health behaviors may mediate the connection between psychiatric symptoms and mortality in cardiac patients. This study assessed the association between… Expand