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Washington University School of Medicine

Childhood Depression and Cardiac Risk Factors

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Caption: Cardiologists and mental health professionals know that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Depressed adults are more likely to have heart attacks, and if they do have a heart attack, to die from it. But now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and at the University of Pittsburgh have found that cardiac risk factors can appear very early in the lives of people who have been depressed. Jim Dryden reports…

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