The relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and cardiovascular disease in an American Indian tribe.

@article{Sawchuk2005TheRB,
  title={The relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and cardiovascular disease in an American Indian tribe.},
  author={Craig N. Sawchuk and Peter P. Roy-Byrne and Jack H. Goldberg and Spero M. Manson and Carolyn Noonan and Janette Beals and Dedra S. Buchwald},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 12},
  pages={1785-94}
}
BACKGROUND Empirical findings suggest that psychiatric illness is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The purpose of this study was to compare the strength of the association of lifetime post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and lifetime major depression on CVD among Northern Plains American Indians. METHOD A total of 1414 participants aged 18-57 years completed a structured interview that assessed psychiatric diagnoses, alcohol abuse/dependence, self-reported CVD, and traditional… CONTINUE READING

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