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Mental precursors of myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1974819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Both cardiologists and psychiatrists have observed that the onset of myocardial infarction is often preceded by feelings of decreasing energy, general malaise, and minor depression. This paper describes these observations and tries to integrate the findings. It is proposed that the mental state preceding myocardial infarction can be best described as 'vital exhaustion'.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  156     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-26     Completed Date:  1990-09-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Psychology, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Depression / psychology
Mental Fatigue / psychology
Myocardial Infarction / psychology*
Comment In:
Br J Psychiatry. 1990 Sep;157:456-7   [PMID:  2245288 ]

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