Depression Doubles Risk of Death after Heart Attack, Angina

Turning that frown upside down was never more vital. A study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Scientific Session shows that among those diagnosed with coronary heart disease, depressed individuals are twice as likely to die following the diagnosis compared to their more optimistic counterparts. 

This research underscores the devastating way that poor mental health can facilitate demise. Steps can be taken to thwart depression, such as avoiding processed foods, exercising, and taking fewer medications.

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