Depression + Heart Disease

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Depression + Heart Disease
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 3:42pm

People with both heart disease and depression are much more likely to die than those with just one of the conditions or neither illness, a new study shows.



Researchers analyzed data from nearly 6,000 middle-aged adults in Britain whose mental and physical health were monitored for an average of five-and-a-half years as part of a study looking at how social and economic factors affect long-term health.



Overall, about 15 percent of the participants had depression. Twenty percent of those with heart disease had depression, compared to 14 percent of those without heart problems.



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Registered: 07-03-2010
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 6:04pm

This really hit home with me because I have heart disease and depression...:(...<3

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 9:49am
I think it's an article that probably hits home with a lot of people.

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Registered: 07-03-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 8:15pm
~hugs~
You are so right on Amy!
<3