Antidepressants good for cardio health

Taking antidepressants decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, say researchers, who suggest the link could be due to behavioural changes.

Their study shows people with moderate to severe depression who take antidepressants have lower a lower risk of death, coronary artery disease and stroke than their unmedicated counterparts.

It also appears that moderately to severely depressed patients on antidepressants alone fare better than those on statins or a combination of statins and antidepressants.