Treatment of depression reduces cardiovascular risk

Patients who manage their depression through psychological therapy have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. This is the result of a large cohort study conducted in the UK. “Those whose symptoms of depression improved after therapy were 10% to 15% less likely to experience a cardiovascular event than those who did not,” the authors reported … Read more

Explanation of ‘excessive and premature’ CVD mortality in bipolar disorder?

An early predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been found in young people with bipolar disorder (BD), in new findings that may explain heart disease-related ‘excessive and premature mortality’ in this patient population. The researchers found that higher scores on the reactive hyperemia index (RHI), a measure of endothelial function, were related to mood severity … Read more