Depression May Seriously Increase The Risk of Heart Failure

Forbes

PHARMA & HEALTHCARE 4/05/2014
Alice G. Walton
Contributor

5-40% risk of heart failure depending on severity of depression

Researchers found that mild depression was linked to a 5% increase in the risk of heart failure whereas a moderate to severe depression was linked to a surprisingly high 40% risk.

According to Dr. Harold Levinson, the study’s author Lise Tuset Gustad suggests stress, genetics, hormones as well as other
mechanisms at play. Similar correlations including a much higher risk of early deaths have been previously reported for schizophrenia and other major mental illnesses.

About Harold Levinson, M.D.

Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author.

For more information, call 1(800)334-7323 or visit http://www.dyslexiaonline.com.

Source http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2014/04/05/depression-may-seriously-increase-the-risk-of-heart-disease

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About Dr. Harold Levinson
About Harold Levinson, M.D. Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800) 334-7323 or visit: http://www.dyslexiaonline.com

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