Thursday, December 13, 2012

Psychosocial distress associated with increased stroke risk

Public release date: 13-Dec-2012
Contact: Karen Astle
American Heart Association
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

People over age 65 with high psychosocial distress face increased risk of stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Psychosocial distress is a broad concept that includes depression, stress, a negative outlook and dissatisfaction with life.

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