Depression and cardiovascular diseases.

  title={Depression and cardiovascular diseases.},
  author={Arpo R J Aromaa and Raimo Raitasalo and Antti R Reunanen and Olli Impivaara and Markku Heli{\"o}vaara and Paul Knekt and Ville Lehtinen and Matti I Joukamaa and Jouni Maatela},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum},
We first review the associations between depression and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Then we examine them in the nationally representative Mini-Finland Health Survey, which covers 8,000 persons. Chronic somatic diseases and mental disorders were diagnosed using standardized methods. Cross-sectionally, CVDs and neurotic depression were associated both before and after adjustment for covariates. The strongest associations were observed in the case of severe CVDs. During a 6.6 year follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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