2. The Association Between Depression and Heart Disease: The Role of Biological Mechanisms

  1. Alexander Glassman1,2,
  2. Mario Maj3 and
  3. Norman Sartorius4
  1. Palmiero Monteleone

Published Online: 14 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972304.ch2

Depression and Heart Disease

Depression and Heart Disease

How to Cite

Monteleone, P. (2010) The Association Between Depression and Heart Disease: The Role of Biological Mechanisms, in Depression and Heart Disease (eds A. Glassman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972304.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Clinical Psychopharmacology, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

  4. 4

    Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470710579

Online ISBN: 9780470972304

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Keywords:

  • Autonomic Nervous System Dysregulation;
  • Blood Clotting and Endothelial Dysfunction;
  • Neuroendocrine Abnormalities;
  • coronary artery disease (CAD);
  • heart rate variability (HRV);
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs);
  • tumour necrosis factor (TNF);
  • nitric oxidase synthase (NOS);
  • polyunsatured fatty acids (PUFAs)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Autonomic Nervous System Dysregulation

  • Blood Clotting and Endothelial Dysfunction

  • Inflammation

  • Neuroendocrine Abnormalities

  • Conclusions

  • References