Depression as a Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease: Evidence, Mechanisms, and Treatment

@article{Lett2004DepressionAA,
  title={Depression as a Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease: Evidence, Mechanisms, and Treatment},
  author={Heather S. Lett and J. Blumenthal and M. Babyak and A. Sherwood and T. Strauman and Clive Robins and M. Newman},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={305-315}
}
  • Heather S. Lett, J. Blumenthal, +4 authors M. Newman
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Objective: The present paper reviews the evidence that depression is a risk factor for the development and progression of coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods: MEDLINE searches and reviews of bibliographies were used to identify relevant articles. Articles were clustered by theme: depression as a risk factor, biobehavioral mechanisms, and treatment outcome studies. Results: Depression confers a relative risk between 1.5 and 2.0 for the onset of CAD in healthy individuals, whereas depression… CONTINUE READING

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    INTERVENTIONAL CLINICAL TRIAL
    Some individuals with coronary heart disease (CHD) suffer from depression and use antidepressant medications to reduce symptoms. However, preliminary research has shown that… Expand
    ConditionsDepression, Heart Diseases
    InterventionBehavioral, Drug
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    • Open Access

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