It has been well-documented that depression is associated with poorer outcomes for persons with heart disease yet treating depression has not always yielded a reduction in mortality.
Now, a new study finds a particular form of depression, "Anhedonia" described as a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities is the real culprit. Read more here.
A diagnosis of heart disease can be very depressing and I ought to know! But it doesn't mean you have to be permanently depressed.
Do you get depressed? If so, what are the symptoms and, more importantly, how do you treat and BEAT the depression. Depression is a terrible affliction. Your observations and experience could help many members.
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