Depression in coronary heart disease patients: Etiological and screening issues

Martin, Colin R. and Thompson, David R. (2006) Depression in coronary heart disease patients: Etiological and screening issues. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 2 2: 245-254. doi:10.2174/157340006776875923


Author Martin, Colin R.
Thompson, David R.
Title Depression in coronary heart disease patients: Etiological and screening issues
Journal name Current Psychiatry Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1573-4005
1875-6441
Publication date 2006-05
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2174/157340006776875923
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 245
End page 254
Total pages 10
Place of publication Bussum, Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Science Publishers
Language eng
Subject 110299 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified
Abstract Coronary heart disease (CHD) is associated with significant psychiatric comorbidity, in particular, depression. Recent evidence suggests that depression following a coronary event or diagnosis is a significant risk factor for both mortality and morbidity. Further, there is compelling evidence that depression is a significant predictor in the development of CHD. Surprisingly, given the relationship of depression to patient outcome, screening for depressive disorder in this patient group is generally not routine and clinically significant psychiatric disorder often remains undetected. This mini review summarises the contemporary evidence of the mechanisms underpinning the CHD-depression relationship and explores the main issues that need to be considered by clinicians in providing effective screening for this clinical group. Examples of best screening practice will be highlighted and the efficacy of interventions targeting depression in this group discussed.
Keyword selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI)
sertraline anti-depressant heart attack randomised
trial (SADHART)
Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR)
PHQ-2
CHD risk factor
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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