Study Finds Mental Health Treatment Can Improve Heart Disease Outcomes

Boosting Heart Health: The Connection Between Anxiety, Depression and Physical Health

Anxiety and depression can have a significant impact on physical health, particularly when it comes to heart health. Poor sleep, restlessness, inactivity, substance use, and poor diet are just a few of the ways that mental health conditions can exacerbate chronic health issues.

A recent study by researchers at Ohio State University, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, emphasizes this connection. The study analyzed over 1,500 heart disease subjects and found that those who received medication and psychotherapy for anxiety or depression were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital or have to visit an ER. This finding highlights the importance of addressing mental health concerns in order to improve overall health.

Mallika Marshall, MD is an Emmy-award-winning journalist and physician who has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and currently works as a COVID-19 frontline caregiver at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Chelsea Urgent Care Center and Revere Health Center. Dr. Marshall is also a host and contributing editor for Harvard Health Publications (HHP), where she uses her medical expertise to provide valuable information on health topics for their readers.

This article emphasizes the strong link between physical and mental health, specifically when it comes to heart health. It highlights how anxiety and depression can lead to various health issues that can exacerbate chronic conditions such as poor sleep, restlessness, inactivity, substance use or poor diet. A recent study conducted by researchers at Ohio State University found that those who received medication and psychotherapy for anxiety or depression were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital or have an ER visit than those who did not receive such treatment. This reinforces the importance of addressing mental health concerns in order to improve overall health.

Dr. Mallika Marshall is an experienced physician with expertise in internal medicine and pediatrics who serves on staff at Harvard Medical School while working as a COVID-19 frontline caregiver at two MGH centers: Chelsea Urgent Care Center

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