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Antidepressants Lessen Risk of Heart Attack

Post heart attack patients who suffer from depression should talk with their physicians about taking the medication.Antidepressants and Heart Attack

The use of antidepressants in patients who have suffered a heart attack appears to reduce the risk of recurrent events and cardiac death, according to a large, multi-center study conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The findings suggest that post-heart attack patients who suffer from depression should talk with their physicians about taking the medication.

Depression is Widespread Among Heart Attack Patients

Symptoms of Depression and Heart Attack

One in five patients hospitalized for heart attack suffers from major depression, and these patients may be more likely than other heart attack patients to need hospital care again within a year for a cardiac problem and three times as likely to die from a future attack or other heart problems, according to a new evidence report by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Depression Gene May Weaken Mood-Regulating Circuit

A brain scan study suggests that a suspect gene may increase susceptibility to anxiety and depression by weakening a circuit for processing negative emotion. People with the depression-linked gene variant showed less gray matter and weaker connections in the mood-regulating circuit. How well the circuit was connected accounted for nearly 30 percent of their anxious temperament, researchers at the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found. Dr.

Expert Panel Studies Depression's Disproportionately Heavy Toll on the Elderly

Depression is a serious, potentially fatal medical illness, and disproportionately so for America's older population. Depression is widespread in the older population, however, contrary to popular belief, it is not a normal part of aging

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