Screening for symptoms of depression and anxiety in a cardiology department.

The objective of this study was to implement a simple screening method for symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with cardiac disease. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Patients in the Department of Cardiology at Diakonhjemmet Hospital who had valvular heart disease, tachyarrhythmia, myocardial infarction or heart failure were screened for symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic attacks with the aid of five questions from the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2), Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale-2 (GAD-2) and Patient Health Questionnaire - Somatic, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptom Scales (PHQ-SADS). The patients were recruited from the outpatient clinic or ward at least one month after acute heart disease. RESULTS: A total of 57 of 232 patients reported symptoms of depression or anxiety when screened. The screening method was easy to implement, but time constraints and uncertainty regarding procedures for follow-up and the effect of following up the patients were reported. INTERPRETATION: Good tools and methods are available for screening for symptoms of depression and anxiety and anxiety in patients with cardiac disease. More studies are needed regarding the benefits of screening, at what stage of the disease it should be performed, and whether it should be performed by the primary and/or the specialist health services. PMID: 31592606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen Source Type: research

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