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People With Depression & Chronic Conditions 13% Less Likely To Achieve 12-Month Optimal Adherence To Guideline-Directed Medical Therapies

People with depression and chronic health conditions were 13% less likely to adhere to their medication regimens compared to people without depression. The disparity affected treatment for percutaneous coronary intervention, high cholesterol, or hypertension. Adherence rates varied by the type of medication. For antiplatelet medications used to treat percutaneous coronary intervention, those with depression were 20% less likely to follow the medication regimen. For beta blockers, also used to treat coronary issues, adherence was 16% less likely. For statins, used …

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