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Mental Health Humor: Heart Attack, Lester Light Bulb Bright Idea

Posted Sep 30 2008 12:00am

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Mental Health Humor: Heart Attack, Lester Light Bulb’s Bright Idea

A new study was published this week that “heart patients should be screened routinely for depression.” Yes, after years of study, they have concluded that people who have a heart attack may be prone to depression… Judith Lichtman of Yale University School of Medicine, co-wrote the new guidelines, published in the Journal Circulation.

“Studies show that depression is about three times more common in patients following a heart attack than in the general community,”

Lichtman said more research is needed to understand why heart patients are more likely to be depressed.

Now, I’m going to out on a limb here and help them understand it…

They are depressed because THEY ALMOST DIED!

You know, I can remember a time when I meet some one who just had an heart attack and was manic… I’m sure that will be the next study.

O.k., with all kidding aside, I think it is a great idea to screen and educate Heart Attack victims about depression. Well, really this should be done with any one who experiences trauma or a long term visit to the hospital. Personally, I would think research money would be better spent on the education then on more studies… This is just my 2cents.

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