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“Depression Remains Important Risk Factor For Cardiovascular Disease”

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This March 7, 2015 MedicalResearch.com article talks about studies that seem to further point to depression as being a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and is beginning to show signs that taking either a statin or an anti-depressant can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with varying degrees of depression.

“University of Pittsburgh researchers get $7.3M grant to study heart failure-depression link”


English: The illustration shows the major sign...

English: The illustration shows the major signs and symptoms of heart failure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This March 30, 2014 Trib Live News article talks about a grant awarded to the University of Pittsburgh that will allow them to study the link between heart failure and depression.  some researchers hope that this study will not only help them understand how to better care for patients with both these diagnoses but also hope the study will begin to break down the silo view of mental and physical health that causes mental and physical health to be viewed and treated as completely separate conditions.

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