Depression and Heart Disease
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Editor(s): Alexander Glassman, Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius
Published Online: 14 NOV 2010 09:54PM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470710579
Online ISBN: 9780470972304
About this Book
Recently, there has been a growing awareness of the multiple interrelationships between depression and various physical diseases. Patients with psychiatric problems, particularly depression, may be more susceptible to cardiovascular disorders. Depression and Heart Disease synthesizes current evidence, including some previously unpublished data, in a concise, easy-to-read format. The authors succinctly describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis (including cytokines and genetics), and risk factors of the comorbidity between depression and heart disease. The book also reviews the best pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches for people with this comorbidity.