Coronary heart disease and depression: a review of recent mechanistic research.

@article{Skala2006CoronaryHD,
  title={Coronary heart disease and depression: a review of recent mechanistic research.},
  author={Judith A Skala and Kenneth E. Freedland and Robert M. Carney},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 12},
  pages={738-45}
}
OBJECTIVE Both behavioural and physiological factors have been proposed as mechanisms that may explain the negative effect of depression on coronary heart disease (CHD). Our aim is to review some of the most important findings since our prior review. METHOD We searched MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and other sources for recent studies of candidate mechanisms, with an emphasis on publications since 2002. RESULTS Physiological pathways have received far greater attention than behavioural ones in the… CONTINUE READING