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Review & comment
Peter de Jonge and Elisabeth Bos comment on a study showing smoking is a predictor of depression in heart disease patients, but argue that the use of both nomothetic and idiographic methods will provide more valid data.
Dariush Mozaffarian and colleagues comment on a study showing that processed meat is linked to increased mortality risk, and emphasize how health guidance should recommend avoiding processed meat rather than focusing on fat content.
Dan Stein and Katharine Phillips comment on the patient experience that has helped define the psychiatric classification of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (OCD) in DSM-5, and describe the importance of taking patient opinion into account.
Charles Nemeroff and colleagues review the genetics, epigenetics, biomarkers, treatment response and environmental factors of mood disorders and schizophrenia, and describe the impact of neuroimaging on personalized medicine in psychiatry.
Kenneth Freedland and Robert Carney argue that depression predicts coronary heart disease (CHD) but better methods are required to ascertain whether depression is a causal risk factor for CHD, which could help determine treatment strategies for CVD prevention.
Peter de Jonge and colleagues argue that, although there is a link between coronary heart disease (CHD) and depression, this association is confounded by heterogeneity, such that depression is a non-causal risk factor CHD.
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- de Jonge and Bos comment on study showing #smoking is a risk for #depression in #heart disease patients; http://t.co/KB05BqvULM about 16 hours ago
- @HarvardHSPH Dariush Mozaffarian's commentary on #processedmeat, #CVD and #cancer discussed in our latest blog: http://t.co/Cbn2HIttNB about 18 hours ago
- 20th European Congress on Obesity discussed in #BMCMedicine's blog: http://t.co/Cbn2HIttNB #ECO2013 about 21 hours ago