Anxiety and depression following myocardial infarction: gender differences in a 5-year prospective study.

@article{Bjerkeset2005AnxietyAD,
  title={Anxiety and depression following myocardial infarction: gender differences in a 5-year prospective study.},
  author={Ottar Arild Bjerkeset and Hans Morten Nordahl and Arnstein Mykletun and Jostein Holmen and Alv A. Dahl},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={
          153-61
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the first myocardial infarction (MI) and the relative influence of preexisting confounding factors on anxiety and depression in the following 5 years. METHODS A total of 23,693 participants, 35-79 years of age at baseline, attended two population-based prospective studies in 1984-1986 and in 1995-1997. They underwent physical examination and self-reported demographic, lifestyle, psychosocial, and medical health characteristics in… CONTINUE READING

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