Key clinical point: The 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk is positively associated with depressive symptoms in both males and females.
Major finding: Males had a significantly higher 10-year ASCVD risk than females but lower Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) score. The mean PHQ-9 score increased significantly with advancing 10-year ASCVD risk category in both males and females, with the increasing trends more apparent in females.
Study details: Cross-sectional study involving 11,956 adults aged ≥35 years in China.
Disclosures: The authors declared that they have no competing interests.
Sun GZ, et al. BMC Psychiatry. 2019 Apr 26. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2114-7.