Do Different Depression Phenotypes Have Different Risks for Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease?

@article{Shaffer2012DoDD,
  title={Do Different Depression Phenotypes Have Different Risks for Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease?},
  author={Jonathan Andrew Shaffer and William Whang and Daichi Shimbo and Matthew Burg and Joseph E. Schwartz and Karina W. Davidson},
  journal={Health psychology review},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={165-179}
}
Although research has consistently established that depression and elevated depressive symptoms are associated with an increased risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) recurrence and mortality, clinical trials have failed to show that conventional depression interventions offset this risk. As depression is a complex and heterogeneous syndrome, we believe that using simpler, or intermediary, phenotypes rather than one complex phenotype may allow better identification of those at particular risk… CONTINUE READING

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