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Surprising Link: Mental Health Treatment Improves Heart Health Outcomes

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the new research results that those who received therapy and antidepressants were dramatically less likely to need hospital readmissions or emergency care in the following years.

How mental health issues put a strain on your heart

Anxiety and depression can trigger your body’s stress response, putting extra wear and tear on your cardiovascular system.

Why therapy and medication make a difference

They help manage those stress responses and improve overall emotional well-being.

The amazing results of the study

Patients who got mental health support were 75% less likely to be readmitted to the hospital!

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