Depression symptoms linked to higher risk of cardiovascular disease

Adults who experience symptoms of depression are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Researchers examined data on 145,862 study participants from 21 countries ages 35 to 70 years. Of the total number of participants, 15,983 (11 percent) reported four or more symptoms of depression at beginning of the study. The study was conducted between January 2005 and June 2019.

Researchers found that the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death increased by 20 percent in people with four or more symptoms of depression, compared to people who showed no symptoms of depression during the study.

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