Psychosocial stress and major depression, a part of the human experience, may progress to physiological alterations if uncontrolled, especially in the cardiovascular system, producing unregulated inflammatory responses leading to the weakening of plaque in the arteries and promoting cardiac hypertrophy. Stressors are occasionally inescapable and manifest; nonetheless, learning coping strategies may contribute to maintaining a better quality of life.
Kamara Z. Prolonged Stress and Depression Illicit Inflammatory and Immune Responses Damaging the Cardiovascular Systems. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2023; 5(1).
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