No, depression won’t literally break your heart (but have a heart check anyway)
Some people say depression leads to a broken heart. It’s a catchy expression, but is it really true?
There is certainly a link between depression and heart disease, the most common cause of a heart attack. People with depression are 30% more likely to develop heart disease than those without it.
It seems logical then that depression could, quite literally, break your heart. However, our new research suggests rather than cause heart disease, depression in people aged 45 or older can signal the early signs of the disease and the need for a heart check. Read more>>