Post-Myocardial Infarction Depression - Summary

About the Course:

This course reviews studies that have examined depression in patients after a heart attack/myocardial infarction (MI). It focuses on the prevalence, clinical significance, treatments, and methods of evaluating such depression/depressive symptoms. Several key questions are addressed regarding post-MI depression.

Author

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

About the Author:

Authors: Bush DE, Ziegelstein RC, Patel UV, Thombs BD, Ford DE, Fauerbach JA, McCann UD, Stewart KJ, Tsilidis KK, Patel AL, Feuerstein CJ, Bass EB

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about post heart attack depression. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify and discuss key elements of post-MI depression.

  2. Apply information presented to clinical work with clients.

  3. Identify sources of additional information as well as sources from which the presented information was derived.

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