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Supporting mental health in people with cardiovascular disease.

Dawkes, Susan



Having good health is not just about the absence of physical disease or infirmity—it is also about having good social and mental wellbeing (World Health Organization, 1948). Sadly, mental ill health is a global problem affecting many people, including a significant number of patients with cardiovascular disease. In 2017, nearly 800 million people were living with a mental health disorder and, proportionately, it affects slightly more women than men (11.9% vs 9.3%) (Dattani et al, 2021). Almost one in three people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime (Nochaiwong et al, 2021). This can place a huge burden on the individual and their families, with one in five people living with a disability caused by mental ill health (Dattani et al, 2021).


DAWKES, S. 2022. Supporting mental health in people with cardiovascular disease. British journal of cardiac nursing [online], 17(3), pages 1-6. Available from:

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Mar 17, 2022
Online Publication Date Mar 24, 2022
Publication Date Mar 2, 2022
Deposit Date Apr 19, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 3, 2022
Journal British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Print ISSN 1749-6403
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 3
Pages 1-6
Keywords Good health; Mental wellbeing; Cardiovascular disease; Health professionals
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