Omega-3 fatty acids, homocysteine, and the increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in major depressive disorder.

@article{Severus2001Omega3FA,
  title={Omega-3 fatty acids, homocysteine, and the increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in major depressive disorder.},
  author={Wolfram Emanuel Severus and Andrew B Littman and Andrew L. Stoll},
  journal={Harvard review of psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={280-93}
}
Depression is associated with elevated rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This elevation seems to be due to a significantly increased risk of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction and, once the ischemic heart disease is established, sudden cardiac death. Recent data suggest that the increased rates of cardiovascular disease in patients with depression may be the result of one or more still-unrecognized underlying physiological factors that predispose a patient to both… CONTINUE READING

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