Inflammation and symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with acute coronary heart disease.

@article{Steptoe2013InflammationAS,
  title={Inflammation and symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with acute coronary heart disease.},
  author={Andrew Steptoe and Anna Wikman and Gerard J Molloy and Nadine Messerli-B{\"u}rgy and Juan Carlos Kaski},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={183-8}
}
Depression following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS, including myocardial infarction or unstable angina) is associated with recurrent cardiovascular events, but the depressive symptoms that are cardiotoxic appear to have particular characteristics: they are 'incident' rather than being a continuation of prior depression, and they are somatic rather than cognitive in nature. We tested the hypothesis that the magnitude of inflammatory responses during the ACS would predict somatic symptoms of… CONTINUE READING

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