Addressing depression in stroke, heart elderly patients

It’s not unusual for depression and anxiety to occur in seemingly healthy young people, what more for a 60-plus-something-year-old patient who underwent major, life-changing health crises such as stroke or heart bypass surgery. “About one-third of stroke survivors suffer from post-stroke depression (PSD) and it is strongly associated with adverse impact on cognitive function andContinue reading “Addressing depression in stroke, heart elderly patients”

How to maintain a healthy state of mind

Mental health expert and psychiatrist Dr. Paul Lee of Manila Doctors Hospital and Philippine Children’s Medical Center offers practical strategies to maintain a healthy emotional and mental health to prevent depression from setting in. Prompt recognition and treatment of this mental state is also essential to prevent more serious complications. Major depression is the number fourContinue reading “How to maintain a healthy state of mind”

Novel risk factors for CVD

Depression, night shift may increase cardiovascular risk Depression is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This was stressed  by Dr. Nasser Ghaemi, a professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine during the recent 2nd Experts’ Convergence for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Summit in Manila. When one is depressed, this impacts the entireContinue reading “Novel risk factors for CVD”