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TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder may face a higher risk for heart disease and they need to be followed closely, new recommendations from the American Heart Association state. “Youth with mood disorders are not yet widely recognized as a group at increased risk for excessive and early heart disease. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) Middle-aged men who were anxious or depressed teens are at increased risk for heart attack, according to a large, long-term study.

It included more than 238,000 men born between 1952 and 1956 who underwent extensive exams when they were 18 or 19 years old and were followed to age 58. Adolescents with major depression or bipolar disease face an increased risk of early heart disease and may need early intervention to prevent it, according to a. Young people who suffer from major depression or bipolar disorder may have an increased risk of developing early onset heart disease, according to a new report published in the journal Circulation. Because heart disease is rarely associated with young people, the report seeks to raise awareness about the increased risk factors of this group so healthcare providers and parents can be proactive about.

In fact, after analyzing published studies of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and deaths among young people, an AHA committee of medical experts found that teens with major depression or bipolar disorder are more likely than other youngsters to have a host of cardiovascular disease risk factors, including hardening of the arteries. Depression and bipolar disease can put teens at a significantly higher risk of heart disease, so adolescents with mood disorders need to get extra screening, the American Heart Association said. In more support of the intimate connection between heart and brain, the American Heart Association has published a statement, advising doctors and the public that teens with mood disorders like. While certain mood medications can cause weight gain, and high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood-sugar levels, most of the teens in the studies analyzed were not medicated.

Depressed teens may be headed for heart disease. Researchers now think teens with major depression or bipolar disorder are at high risk of early heart and blood vessel disease. According to the American Heart Association, one in 10 Americans, age 18 and older, have depression.

Symptoms of depression are about three times more common in patients after an acute heart attack than in the general population, which strongly suggests a link between depression and heart disease. While being diagnosed with heart disease or having a heart attack may increase the risk of depressio.

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Even during youth, obese children and teens more likely have risk factors related to heart disease (such as high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol levels).

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Adolescents are more likely to present with acquired heart disease, such as cardiomyopathy, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.

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People with depression also are at greater risk for developing heart disease.

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Evidence suggests that known risk factors for adult cardiovascular disease (CVD) might influence the rate of progression of atherosclerosis in children and young adults.

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Research results also show that adolescents are aware of cardiovascular risk factors, but many do not put this knowledge into practice.

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The younger patients are also more likely to have associated congenital heart disease because these lesions may increase myocardial demand leading to an earlier presentation.

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This is, of course, conceivable, but the relative risk of these missing risk factors would have to be enormous to account for the other 60% of the coronary heart disease that occurs.

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Like adults, overweight youth are at risk for coronary heart disease, hypertension, certain cancers, and even type 2 diabetes early in life.

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If the 25-year-old has a family history with extensive early-onset heart disease or is taking a medication known to increase the risk of cardiac events, then the probability becomes high enough to merit additional assessment, even though the risk is still likely to be low.

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and heart disease are two to four times more likely than adults without diabetes to die from cardiacrelated complications.

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  • While me sitting here being so stressed about school work, eating and so on and so on, now every time I am hungry and need to eat I can’t or I eat it then throw up, I know it is because I over think everything, I just need to eat because I don’t want to get I’ll but…I can’t ��������xx

  • My parents always find time to fit in their tuitions. It could help me but I need to do my homework. They feel appalled when I get debits because I didn’t do my homework. Their excuse? Everyone else has more than you. I don’t know how they know(they probably don’t) but they don’t realise how much homework I have and what I have to do and on top of that I have extracurriculars and my parents also expect me to watch documentaries while them shouting at me for watching tv and then my homework should be completed by 2 hours max. No that is not how that works. And I am doing fine compared to my other classmates

  • Why do we keep taking about the flawed education system here? The government won’t reform our education because too many citizens are anti big government and taxpayers don’t care about us.

  • i like how she said “I see you!” i love that she said that because teens like me feel like no one can see them, so it is hopeful that someone sees me!

  • Adults say that kids have all of these mental illnesses and stress from social media, but tbh talking to other people online makes me feel better

  • I wish no of these thing existed because how easy is to get distracted and if none of these things existed we would all study or go outside amd learn and we would all mostly be rich

  • Then there’s those parents out there that don’t believe in mental illnesses and think it’s something we have created to get attention. Yea well guess what mother, depression, bipolar disorder etc is as deadly as cancer. It’s as real as cancer. It doesn’t help telling me to go kill myself. Cuz one day I will do as I’m told for once.

  • Usually when I try to tell my parents what in stressed, scared or annoyed about, I’m always met with the answer “just don’t think about it”. That NEVER feels helpful and mostly makes me feel like my problems aren’t heard nor important

  • Looking at all this stuff in comment sections and Tedtalks and stuff, I’m very curious to see what Gen Z’s parenting will look like (I’m a Gen Z as well)