Research has found links between mental health conditions and poorer cardiovascular health.
For some people, the stress of dealing with a particularly rough patch in life or trauma may also strain the heart, a large new study suggests.
The research, based on over 1.6 million Swedish adults, found that those diagnosed with a stress-related disorder faced a higher risk of suffering a heart attack or other cardiovascular trouble over the next year.
Previous research has found links between mental health conditions (including depression) and poorer cardiovascular health. And, in general, it’s thought that there could be direct and indirect reasons, Bacon explained.
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