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2019 Aug 23

J Vasc Bras


Anxiety and depression in patients with peripheral arterial disease admitted to a tertiary hospital.


Aragão J A, de Andrade L G R, Neves O M G, Aragão I C S'A, Aragão F M S'A, Reis F P
J Vasc Bras. 2019 Aug 23; 18:e20190002.
PMID: 31488975.


Anxiety and depression are highly prevalent neuropsychiatric conditions and are associated with chronic diseases, pain, loss of autonomy, dependence on others to perform routine activities, and loneliness. Depression often has a cause-and-effect relationship with other diseases, such as: acute myocardial infarction (AMI), systemic arterial hypertension (SAH), diabetes mellitus (DM) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).