Depression and heart disease: evidence of a link, and its therapeutic implications.

@article{Jiang2002DepressionAH,
  title={Depression and heart disease: evidence of a link, and its therapeutic implications.},
  author={Wei Jiang and Ranga K. R. Krishnan and Christopher M. O'Connor},
  journal={CNS drugs},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          111-27
        }
}
Over several decades, a large body of evidence has emerged to suggest that depressive disorder is a risk factor for heart diseases, both aetiologically and prognostically. Several large, prospective, longitudinal studies have examined the relationship between depression and the development of coronary artery disease (CAD); they reveal that the relationship is significant and independent of conventional risk factors. Prognostic studies have shown that depression is associated with two to three… CONTINUE READING
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