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Cardiovascular Disease Patients Need Depression Screening and Management

Medical Team Looking at Xray Provider

According to the most recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) State-of-the-Art Review, patients with cardiovascular disease should undergo screening to identify and manage depression. The risk of depression among those with cardiovascular disease numbers 1 in 5. The statement recommends that cardiologists inform their patients about the importance of depression screening and then administer the screen among patients who agree. Read more at the JACC article or the review of the statement at the Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network article.