Thursday, March 05, 2009

Credit When It's Due

This report on a medical study about heart disease and depression does notice, at the very end, that the findings may not apply to women given that only men were studied. Which is worth giving credit for.

Otherwise a study like this is hard to interpret. Does depression cause heart disease? Is depression caused by whatever heart disease is caused? Or are the medications used to treat depression causing more heart problems? Or what? And what are we to do about all this?

I'm also wondering how helpful hearing something like this is to people who are depressed.