The effects of grief, anger, fear and depression
When actress Debbie Reynolds died shortly after the death of her beloved daughter, many people wondered if she died of a broken heart. Is this possible? Yes, it is, but it is unlikely. We may never know what happened to Ms. Reynolds, but “broken heart syndrome” is a real condition. However, it is uncommon to die from it.
Can other strong emotions cause heart disease? The effects of worry, elation and love on the heart are temporary or minimal, but strong negative emotions, such as depression, anger and fear, are strongly linked to heart disease.
How can grief imitate a heart attack?
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