More than 500,000 people aged 18 to 49. The findings demonstrate that there is growing evidence linking CVD and depression among young and middle-aged adults, and the relationship between the two increases in adulthood. It suggests that it may start early.
Research published Jan. 23 American Heart Association JournalAlso, young adults who self-reported being depressed or having a bad mental health day were more likely to have heart attack, stroke, and heart disease risk factors compared with their peers with no mental health problems. It was also found that a high proportion of
Feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed can overwhelm you and increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Depressed moods also often lead to poor lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking alcohol, sleeping too little, and not exercising enough. All the bad conditions where negativity affects your mind. ”
Garima Sharma, MBBS, Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine and senior author of the study
Sharma and her colleagues examined data from 593,616 adults who participated in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a self-reported, nationally representative survey conducted between 2017 and 2020. , number of days in the past month (0 days, 1–13 days, or 14–30 days) that you have experienced worsening mental health, whether you have had a heart attack, stroke, or chest pain, and cardiovascular disease risk whether there was a factor
Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight/obesity, smoking, diabetes, and lack of exercise and diet. Those who had two or more of these risk factors were considered to have suboptimal cardiovascular health.
One in five adults self-reports as depressed or frequently depressed, and the study found that in the final year of the study, which was the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, more He points out that there may have been a higher percentage. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of U.S. adults experiencing depression or anxiety jumped from 36.4% to 41.5% in the first year of the pandemic, and among those aged 18 to 29. was the highest in
Overall, the study found that people who self-reported several days of low mood were more likely to be associated with worse cardiovascular disease and heart health. Compared with participants who reported no mental health distress in the previous 30 days, participants reporting up to 13 days of mental health distress had 1.5 times higher odds of CVD and 14 or more days of mental health distress. The odds of those who were there were doubled. The association between mental health decline and her CVD did not differ significantly by gender or urban/rural setting.
“The relationship between depression and heart disease is a two-way street,” said Yaa Adma Kwapon, M.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Siccaron Center. Some people experience depression,” he said. Lead author of Cardiovascular disease prevention and research. “Our research suggests that mental health among young adults needs to be prioritized, possibly increasing screening and monitoring for heart disease in people with mental health conditions to improve overall heart health. suggests that it is necessary.
Kwapong said the new study only provides a snapshot of the cardiovascular health status of young people with depression, and the new study shows how depression affects cardiovascular health over time. said that it is necessary to investigate
Other researchers include Ellen Bokey, Sadya Khan, Michael Honigberg, Seth Martin, Chigoram Oyeka, Alison Hayes, Pradeep Natarajan, Mamas Mamas, Roger Blumenthal, and Michael Blaha. increase.
Partial funding for this study was provided by the American Heart Association.
Kuwapon, YA, and others. (2023) Association of depression and poor mental health with cardiovascular disease and suboptimal cardiovascular health in young adults in the United States. Journal of the American Heart Association. doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.122.028332.