Mental Health

Antidepressant use in people with both physical health problems and depression

Many people with diseases such as cancer or diabetes or those who have had a heart attack or stroke also suffer from depression. How effective are antidepressants for these patients? And are they just as safe for these people as for those without physical health problems? Researchers compiled and analyzed studies published over several decades from around the world in a systematic review. Their findings are highly relevant to clinical practice.