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| Published: March 25, 2016

Family Environment and Its Correlation with Anxiety and Depression: A Study on Heart Patients

Dr. Meena Jain

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Google Scholar More about the auther

, Saloni Chandalia

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.109/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.109


This research paper deals with the Family Environment and its Correlation with Anxiety and Depression level among persons with Heart Disease. There had been a number of researches that investigated that ischemic heart disease patients who suffer significant anxiety have close to a 5-fold increased risk of experiencing frequent angina and those with depression have more than a 3-fold increased risk for these episodes. This observed link between psychiatric symptoms and angina underlines the importance of treating anxiety and depression in cardiac patients, according to study co author Dr Mark D Sullivan (University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle). To gather the needed data, Hamilton Anxiety Scale and Becks Depression Inventory were used. As stated from literatures, for people with heart dysfunction, depression and anxiety can increase the risk of an adverse cardiac event such as a heart attack or blood clots. For people who do not have heart disease, depression and anxiety can also increase the risk of a heart attack and development of coronary artery disease. Researchers have also emphasized on the role of family psychosocial environment and its positive association with the Coronary Heart Disease risk.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016