MY husband recently had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery. I've heard that "depression" often occurs in the patient after the surgery. I would like to know if the depression occurs in and of itself from the actual surgery, or if the patients experiences this just because he is unhappy because he had the heart attack, etc.?

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replied August 19th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Any chronic morbidity can lead to depressive illness and can have vicious cycles. Supportive care and use of some good dose antidepressants will help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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