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Depression deter mental catabolic effect over the time, symptomatically affects quality of life which leads to worse health outcomes that linked to higher mortality and morbidity rates with huge impact on public health. Chronic conditions like Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVDs) deteriorates patient health with cognitive impairment that progresses to somatic dysfunction, which can exacerbate to the occurrence and development of depression with the increased risk of inducing Chronic Diseases. Depression are often neglected, overlooked and remains unrecognized and undertreated in the patient, especially in CVDs patient are considered as normal that instances to poor prognosis.  The association of depression and CVDs are not incidental, but the lack of diagnosis for the coexistence of these co-morbid condition and poor treatment hindrance the disease outcome. Depression emerges an alarming cardio vascular risk factor which is associated with higher cost of care for the patient as well as burden to the healthcare system. Prior detection and identification with rational intervention of depression at CVDs will help to change the scenario by improving the standard of health and overall quality of life of patient. Here, in this study we assess the prevalence of depression at cardio vascular disease patient in Nilgiris population.


Depression Cardiovascular disease Hamilton depression scale Secondary Health Care observational study

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Anand Vijayakumar PR, Asem Veeves Singh, Asish Kumar Saha, & Kavuri Srikar. (2019). Assessment and prevalence of depression among cardiovascular disease patients in Nilgiris District observational cross-sectional study. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(3), 1646-1649.