New study links depression to stroke risk
Individuals who suffer from depression or other types of psychological distress may be at an increased risk of dying from stroke, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal
Individuals who suffer from depression or other types of psychological distress may be at an increased risk of dying from stroke, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The findings suggest that individuals who experience depression may benefit from talking to their doctor about a prescription to buy Paxil.
Many individuals may view depression as a purely psychological problem, but evidence increasingly links the condition to physical health issues. For example, there is now a well-established connection between depression and heart disease. The findings add to this understanding.
For the study, researchers from University College London tracked the health of a group of participants over a 10-year period. Individuals were given psychological tests during this time.
The results showed that people who had signs of psychological distress, which included anxiety, depression, sleep problems and loss of confidence, had significantly higher rates of stroke death than those who did not have psychological problems.
The researchers said that mental health questionnaires should be administered as a part of standard healthcare. This could help doctors identify patients who are at risk of suffering a stroke or other cardiovascular problems.