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Heart Disease, Diabetes and Depression Can be a Lethal Mix

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Recent research findings have shown that people who have heart disease, diabetes and depression have a 20 to 30 percent increase in risk of death. The study looked at 933 heart patients for more than four years. Patients who had diabetes and depression had a 30 percent higher risk of death over patients who had heart disease and diabetes only or heart disease and depression only.

Researchers aren't sure why the risk of death is higher when depression and diabetes come into play. It's possible that people who are suffering from depression have more difficulty taking care of themselves well enough to manage their illnesses.

If you or a loved one suspect that depression could be complicating heart disease and diabetes, be sure to talk with your doctor. There are many different ways to treat depression.



Source:
American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Budapest



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