A new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that adults with moderate to severe depressive symptoms have a higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease compared to those without depressive symptoms. The investigative study, titled "Depressive Symptoms and Mortality Among US Adults," was published by JAMA Network on October 9.
The study used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2005 to 2018. It included 23,694 participants aged 20 and older (mean age 44.7). Findings include:
Addressing depressive symptoms and associated risk factors could help reduce the burden of depression and its impact on mortality, the researchers found, although the most significant driver of depression-related mortality is income inequality, according to the data.Read More >>