Depression and coronary heart disease: recommendations for screening, referral, and treatment: a science advisory from the American Heart Association Prevention Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research: endorsed by the American Psychiatric Association.

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Journal Article

Depression is commonly present in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and is independently associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Screening tests for depressive symptoms should be applied to identify patients who may require further assessment and treatment. This multispecialty consensus document reviews the evidence linking depression with CHD and provides recommendations for healthcare providers for the assessment, referral, and treatment of depression.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lichtman, JH; Bigger, JT; Blumenthal, JA; Frasure-Smith, N; Kaufmann, PG; Lespérance, F; Mark, DB; Sheps, DS; Taylor, CB; Froelicher, ES; American Heart Association Prevention Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, ; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, ; American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, ; American Heart Association Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, ; American Psychiatric Association,

Published Date

  • October 21, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 118 / 17

Start / End Page

  • 1768 - 1775

PubMed ID

  • 18824640

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18824640

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.190769

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States