Yesterday was “Blue Monday,” which is apparently the most depressing day of the calendar year. As a result, every professional shrink and amateur quack crawls out of the woodwork to give sufferers even more bad news.
Depression is as likely to trigger a heart attack or stroke as obesity. Experts say the mental health issue threatens the whole body – and is as dangerous as having high cholesterol levels, or being fat.
Lead researcher, Professor Karl-Heniz Ladwig, from the Technical University of Munich, said: “There is little doubt depression is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.”
The experts went on to claim not only does depression lead to heart problems, but it also causes patients to appear ugly and have their moms dress them funny. So see? More good news!