Mental Ills May Put Veterans at Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

HealthDay News

Veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety, psychosis or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or die from heart disease, a new study finds.

Those who have most severe mental health problems, such as schizophrenia, are at greatest risk.

Although it’s unclear how mental problems affect heart disease risks, researchers think stress may play a part.