Poor Mental Health linked to higher Heart Diseases in Young Adults: John Hopkins Medicine

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A recent study by researchers from John Hopkins Medicine have revealed association between depression, poor mental health and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in adults aged between 18-24.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). It was also found that young adults who self reported depression or poor mental health had higher rate of heart attacks, strokes and heart diseases as compared to others without mental health problems.

Mental Health linked to Heart diseases
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Dr. Garima Sharma, senior author of study said “Clinicians need to be better at recognizing and referring patients with poor mental health for aggressive risk factor control and vice versa. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many disparities and inequities in care, and we need more data to see the change in trends post-pandemic.”

Read more on the published study can be accessed here: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.122.028332

Source: https://www.heart.org/en/news/2023/01/31/depression-poor-mental-health-in-young-adults-linked-to-higher-cardiovascular-risks

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