Heart Problems Affected by Depression
by Kindsey on April 14, 2014 - 1:39pm
In the article “Childhood depression may increase risk of heart disease by teen years” by the University of South Florida (USF Health), a recent study done by Jonathan Rottenberg, Professor of Psychology, shows that children with depression are more likely to have heart diseases early on. The Science Daily articles states that it was an already known fact that depression is linked with heart problems for adults. However, what was discovered was that a child who has depression not only has a greater probability of getting a heart condition, his parents are more likely to have heart problems too. The exact results of the study are not out yet, but how interesting they will be.
Since “heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women”, it is very frightening to imagine what can happen with people being affected by heart problems so early on. Maybe getting a good grasp of childhood depression could reduce the deaths by heart diseases!