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Depressed teens at heart attack risk in midlife: Study


The study investigated whether conditions like depression in adolescence (age 18 or 19) are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. The team also examined the possible role of stress resilience (ability to cope with stress in everyday life) in helping to explain any associations.They included 238,013 men born between 1952 and 1956 who underwent extensive examinations in late adolescence and were then followed into middle age (up to the age of 58 years).

The assessments at the age of 18 or 19 years included medical, psychiatric, and physical examinations by physicians and psychologists. Stress resilience was measured by an interview with a psychologist and a questionnaire, and based on familial, medical, social, behavioural and personality characteristics.


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