Tag Archive: depression

Aug 12

A study published in Psychosomatic Medicine has put forward mindfulness–based stress reduction (MBSR)

A study published in Psychosomatic Medicine has put forward mindfulness–based stress reduction (MBSR) as a treatment option for hypertension. MBSR includes stress reduction, meditation for depression and anxiety and structured treatment management program.

Mar 04

A new scientific statement by the American Heart Association (AHA)

A new scientific statement by the American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended that depression should join the ranks of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and smoking as an official heart disease risk factor. The AHA Scientific Statement published online February 24 in Circulation notes that the combined findings support the call to formally “elevate depression to the …

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Feb 09

Two new studies provided support for depression as a treatable cause of coronary heart disease

Two new studies provided support for depression as a treatable cause of coronary heart disease. The first, reported online in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which relied on repeat measures of depressive symptoms over 2 decades of follow–up, demonstrated dose–response relationships between depression and both coronary death and nonfatal myocardial infarction, but not stroke. …

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