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Cardiovascular Diseases and Depression: Treatment and by Bernhard T. Baune, Phillip J. Tully

By Bernhard T. Baune, Phillip J. Tully

The international is witnessing a burgeoning worldwide epidemic of persistent cerebro- and heart problems and melancholy issues. The reader will locate this entire ebook to be a long-needed, updated wisdom base on those more and more famous comorbid stipulations that experience long term outcomes for person functionality and future health and society commonly. This entire publication outlines the advanced and bidirectional courting among quite a few different types of melancholy and cerebro- and cardiovascular ailments. it's written by means of quite a number specialists within the box, together with psychiatrists, cardiologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and epidemiologists, with the purpose of proposing and discussing the newest facts at the pathophysiology, neurobiology, and medical presentation of those universal and disabling comorbid stipulations and the on hand pharmacological, mental, and behavioral interventions. by means of elucidating the underlying scientific and neurobiological mechanisms within the mind and the wealthy interaction among the physique and the mind biology, the ebook brings jointly the newest wisdom of this overlapping region in Psychiatry and Cardiology. The transparent descriptions of evidence-based methods to scientific therapy make sure that it's going to function either an up to date assessment and a destiny advisor for practising clinicians and graduate students.

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1 Metabolic Dysregulation ...................................................................................... 2 Immuno-Inflammatory Dysregulation ................................................................. 3 Autonomic Dysregulation .................................................................................... 4 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis Dysregulation .............................. 5 Iatrogenic Effects Linking Depression to Cardiovascular Risk .......................................

The two disorders result in decreased quality of life and in an increase in disability, medical costs and service utilisation. Given the current and projected growth of the elderly population, a better understanding of the link between late-life depression and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is important, especially for possible treatment and prevention strategies. The following chapter gives an overview of cardiovascular risk factors and their possible relationship with late-life depression. 1 Cardiovascular Risk Factors Cardiovascular risk factors that have been associated with late-life depression include hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, heart disease, obesity and smoking (Naismith et al.

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