Treating Depression With Antidepressants May Reduce Heart Risks

HealthDay (3/6, Preidt) reports that research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting suggests that “treating depression with antidepressants may have an added bonus: reducing heart risks.” Investigators looked at data on approximately 5,300 individuals “with moderate to severe depression.” The researchers found that those “who took antidepressants alone had a 53 percent lower risk of death, heart disease and stroke over three years than those who did not take antidepressants or statins.”

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— “Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, March 5, 2015.

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