Depression in patients with coronary artery disease.


Journal Article

Depression is more prevalent in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) than in the general elderly population. Although CAD patients with depression have higher mortality rates, depression is often not recognized and treated in these patients. We administered structured psychiatric diagnostic interviews to 99 inpatients with CAD and diagnosed 23% with a major depressive episode (MDE) by DSM-IV criteria. Severity of medical illness and family history of psychopathology were indicators for increased risk for MDE. These findings may facilitate the recognition of CAD patients at greater risk for MDE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez, MB; Snyderman, TB; Colket, JT; Arias, RM; Jiang, JW; O'Connor, CM; Krishnan, KR

Published Date

  • 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 62

PubMed ID

  • 9160641

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9160641

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1062-6417

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1522-7162(1996)4:2<57::AID-DEPR3>3.0.CO;2-C


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States