Detecting Mental Health Conditions in Women Veterans Helps To Identify Their Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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A research team from BUSM and the VA Boston Healthcare System, which included corresponding author Megan Gerber, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, conducted a study that found Women Veterans that exhibit a high degree of mental health issues are associated with an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). The study also found that with each additional mental health condition (depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders), the odds of CAD increased by at least 40%. Read more: