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Depression

20 October 2010

Depression raises surgery risks

People with depression and anxiety have a slightly increased risk of death after undergoing surgery, a new study suggests.

People with depression and anxiety have a slightly increased risk of death after undergoing surgery, a new study suggests.

Further analysis showed that the increased risk of death was associated with depression and anxiety, but not any other psychiatric condition. Also, death rates were higher among patients with psychiatric conditions who had respiratory or digestive system surgery, but not for those who had surgery involving the circulatory, nervous or musculoskeletal systems.

 

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