i had a stroke about 4 years ago and then bang febuary 2011 i had a heart attack and i received 3 stents in also thanks to the NHS here without maybe i would not be hear the only thing thats left with me is the depression side of it somedays i am okay and others really down do i try and keep busy as much a s i can but time will tell got tablets from my gp for the depression he said its quite common in people who has had a heart attack iwonder what next .
The depression that sometimes occurs after a heart attack (and/or after a stroke) is usually self-limited. That is, the depression usually lifts as time goes by. Medications may help. Family and friends help. Keeping active and involved with other people's problems also helps. Help received from a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist may be indicated and often does help.
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