DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND OUTCOMES FOLLOWING A HEART ATTACK: HOW ARE THEY RELATED?

Grant number: 1021294 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Depression and anxiety commonly occur in patients with heart disease, particularly those who have had a heart attack. Together they represent a large burden on the healthcare system as well as individual patient’s lives. This study will help us to further understand the complex biological and psychological relationships between depression/anxiety and heart disease. It specifically investigates how particular mental health symptoms predict a patient’s job outcomes and healthcare utilisation.

University of Melbourne Researchers