Fewer black heart patients get treatment for depression

10/30/2008 | Yahoo!

Duke University researchers found 21% of white patients with heart disease were treated for depression, compared with 11.7% of black heart disease patients. The researchers suggest that some physicians may not be skilled at recognizing depression in minority patients, some patients might not be comfortable talking about depression with their doctor and some people may not be able to afford the out-of-pocket expenses.

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