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Depressive disorder increases adverse effects of heart disease by causing the sufferer to neglect prescribed drugs and exacerbating hormonal levels that respond to stress, according to two separate studies. These factors result in an increased incidence of heart attacks and make existing heart disease worse, leading to premature death.
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About: Cardiovascular disease and depression link analysed
Date: 29 November 2005
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