Depression and Heart Disease

Posted on March 19, 2018

Along with a diagnosis of heart disease, members sometimes experience anxiety or depression. Many factors, such as feeling unwell, having to change eating or exercise habits, or even managing new medications can contribute to feeling anxious or depressed.

On MyHeartDiseaseTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with heart disease, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Anxiety and depression are a commonly discussed topic.

Here are a few conversations that have taken place about anxiety and depression:

My doctor found a medication that helps my depression most of the time.

Anxiety is part of the heart disease. It hits some of us harder than others.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about anxiety and depression:

Anyone here on anti-depressants since their heart trouble?

How many of you suffer from anxiety since being diagnosed? And how do you calm yourself?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyHeartDiseaseTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

i have had bypass and heart desease since 1986

posted 23 days ago

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