Are depression and heart disease interlinked? When two conditions show up together time after time it grabs the attention of medical and scientific researchers. Such is the case with symptoms of depression and instances of heart disease or stroke, and previous studies have been inconclusive as to which condition was causal for the other. Depression Basics Depression is a single term used to describe the effects of several different mental health conditions, including major depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, persistent depressive disorder, substance\/medication-induced depressive disorder, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. All of these conditions exert a damaging impact on a person\u2019s sense of well-being by doing such things as promoting a persistently \u201cdown\u201d or negative mood; triggering unusually intense feelings of sadness, worthlessness, guilt or helplessness; promoting excessive sleepiness or sleeplessness; decreasing the ability to concentrate, remember things or think logically; disrupting normal food intake patterns; disrupting normal digestion, and decreasing the desire for pleasurable experiences. People severely affected by depression may also develop psychosis-related symptoms (such as delusions or hallucinations), become preoccupied with suicidal thinking, or make suicide attempts. Types of Depression Depression can develop as a primary disorder in response to a stressful or traumatic life event. Some people also have a higher risk of depression due to genetic or lifestyle factors. Depression can also develop as a co-occurring disorder. For instance, depression can be triggered by drug or alcohol abuse or addiction. Mental illness such as an anxiety disorder, personality disorder, or an eating disorder can also lead to depression. Common types of depression include: Major Depression:\u00a0This common form causes intense and persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. Other symptoms of major depression include feelings of shame and guilt, changes in sleep and appetite and fatigue or low energy. Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia): Dysthymia leads to a low mood that lasts at least two years. People with persistent depressive disorder feel joyless most of the time and often have low self-esteem. Fatigue, appetite changes, and sleep changes are also common. Postpartum Depression:\u00a0This kind of depression can develop during the first year after giving birth. Hormonal changes that occur during and after pregnancy are the likely trigger. Postpartum depression causes symptoms like those of classic depression. Lucida Treatment Helps With Depression and Heart Disease Lucida Treatment helps treat depression and heart disease. Therapy tackles the psychological roots of depression. At Lucida Treatment, we offer a wide variety of therapies professionally designed to help you overcome depression and heart disease. Therapies offered at Lucida Treatment's depression treatment center include: \tCognitive Behavioral Therapy Program \tDialectical Behavior Therapy Program \tEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Program \tFamily Therapy Program \tGestalt Therapy Program \tGroup Therapy Program \tIndividual Therapy Program \tPsychodrama Therapy Program \tTrauma Therapy Program If you want to get end your depression and heart disease, Lucida Treatment can help! Contact us online or call us today at !