Assessment and psychological interventions for depression comorbid with cardiovascular disease

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Cardiovascular Diseases and Depression: Treatment and Prevention in Psychocardiology, 2016, pp. 351 - 364
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. All rights reserved. Depression is common in those with cardiovascular disease and is independently associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. On this account identifying and treating depression are of utmost importance in this group. In this chapter we consider tools to screen for depression in cardiac patients and review the evidence of the effectiveness of psychological interventions for depression in those with cardiovascular disease, including stroke.
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