Association between major depressive disorder and heart rate variability in the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA).

@article{Licht2008AssociationBM,
  title={Association between major depressive disorder and heart rate variability in the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA).},
  author={Carmilla M. M. Licht and Eco J. C. de Geus and Frans G Zitman and Witte J. G. Hoogendijk and Richard van Dyck and Brenda W. J. H. Penninx},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 12},
  pages={1358-67}
}
CONTEXT It has been hypothesized that depression is associated with lower heart rate variability and decreased cardiac vagal control. This may play an important role in the risk of cardiovascular disease among depressed individuals. OBJECTIVE To determine whether heart rate variability was lower in depressed individuals than in healthy controls in a large adult sample. DESIGN Cross-sectional analyses from a large depression cohort study. SETTING The Netherlands Study of Depression and… CONTINUE READING