Depression and Heart Disease
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 7, Number 7&8, July 2009
Heidi W. Ashih, MD, PhD
Having a heart attack is depressing. Systematic reviews have found that depression increases the risk of future development of heart disease by 64% (Wulsin et al., Psychsom Med 2003;65: 201-210). But what do these facts mean in the terms of treatment?
Heidi W. Ashih, MD
Psychiatry Resident, Cambridge Health Alliance, Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Ashih reports no financial relationships with any commercial companies related to this article