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Heart Disease Patients More Likely to Suffer Depression

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When an individual receives the diagnosis of heart disease, they may have special concerns about how their required course of treatment will affect their ability to work and earn a living wage. If a medical condition results in disability, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits.

According to a report from the Doctor’s Lounge, patients with heart disease may be at increased risk for suffering from depression. In particular, depression is linked to patients who require hospitalization due to a heart-related problem.

A new study also finds that if patients are evaluated for depression prior to leaving the hospital and they receive appropriate care and management, they are less likely to suffer long-term effects.

Depression is quite common for patients with heart disease to experience. In addition, it has been found to lead to higher rates of re-hospitalizations and even deaths. Yet too many patients leave the hospital without being diagnosed and treated for depression.

There are already recommendations by the American Heart Association to test patients with heart disease for depression, but many hospitals fail to provide this testing or to ensure that patients receive proper follow-up care.

If you suffer from a severe mental or physical disorder and it prevents you from working for a long period of time, consulting with a long-term disability representative is the best way to determine if you qualify for long-term disability benefits.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.