Depression and Heart Disease

Depression and Heart Disease

Editor(s): Alexander Glassman, Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius

Published Online: 14 NOV 2010 09:54PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470710579

Online ISBN: 9780470972304

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972304

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 Depression and Heart Disease synthesizes current evidence, including some previously unpublished data, in a concise, easy-to-read format.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.

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