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Type: Journal article
Title: A history of comorbid depression and anxiety predicts new onset of heart disease
Author: Berecki-Gisolf, J.
McKenzie, S.
Dobson, A.
McFarlane, A.
McLaughlin, D.
Citation: Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2013; 36(4):347-353
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0160-7715
1573-3521
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Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Samantha J. McKenzie, Annette J. Dobson, Alexander McFarlane, Deirdre McLaughlin
Abstract: The objective of the current study was to examine whether a history of comorbid depression and anxiety predicted new onset of heart disease. Data from 6 surveys, spanning 15 years, of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, a large prospective cohort study were used, including health status, lifestyle, and sociodemographic measures. Participants of the 1946-1951 cohort who did not self-report heart disease at surveys 1 (1996) and 2 (1998) were included in the study (n = 11,828). After adjusting for health status, lifestyle and sociodemographic factors, a history of comorbid depression and anxiety (odds ratio (OR) = 1.78; 95 % confidence interval (CI) = 1.41-2.24) was associated with new onset of heart disease. A history of comorbid depression and anxiety is an important predictor of new onset of heart disease in mid-aged women. Due to the possible detrimental consequences of heart disease, psychological factors as well as established predictors should be considered when assessing a person's risk for heart disease.
Keywords: Heart disease; Cardiovascular; Depression; Anxiety; Comorbidity
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
RMID: 0020130759
DOI: 10.1007/s10865-012-9428-y
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