The nature and course of depression following myocardial infarction.

  title={The nature and course of depression following myocardial infarction.},
  author={Steven J. Schleifer and M M Macari-Hinson and Doug Coyle and Wendy Slater and M R Kahn and Richard Gorlin and Harriet Zucker},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={149 8},
Two hundred eighty-three patients admitted to cardiac care units for myocardial infarction at two urban teaching hospitals were interviewed 8 to 10 days after infarction and 171 were reinterviewed 3 to 4 months later. Initially, 45% met diagnostic criteria for minor or major depression, including 18% with major depressive syndromes. Depression was not associated with the severity of cardiac illness but was associated with the presence of noncardiac medical illnesses. Three to 4 months after… CONTINUE READING


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