Treatment-resistant and insufficiently treated depression and all-cause mortality following myocardial infarction.

@article{Scherrer2012TreatmentresistantAI,
  title={Treatment-resistant and insufficiently treated depression and all-cause mortality following myocardial infarction.},
  author={Jeffrey F. Scherrer and Timothy Chrusciel and Lauren D. Garfield and Kenneth E. Freedland and Robert M. Carney and Paul J. Hauptman and Kathleen K Bucholz and Richard Owen and Patrick J. Lustman},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2012},
  volume={200 2},
  pages={
          137-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Depression is a known risk factor for mortality after an acute myocardial infarction. Patients with treatment-responsive depression may have a better prognosis than those with treatment-resistant depression. AIMS We sought to determine whether mortality following acute myocardial infarction was associated with treatment-resistant depression. METHOD Follow-up began after myocardial infarction and continued until death or censorship. Depression was counted as present if diagnosed… CONTINUE READING
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