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After a Heart Attack: Emotional

After a heart attack and during heart attack recovery, it’s normal to feel depressed and more sensitive than you did before the incident.

After a heart attack it’s normal to feel depressed and more sensitive than you did before the incident. Some other common emotions include fear and anger. In this video, Dr. Holly Phillips shares some tips on how to overcome these feelings and steps you can take to get back to your regular self during this heart attack recovery.

If depression starts to interfere with sleeping, eating, or your self-esteem, don't be afraid to ask for help. You need, and you deserve, all the support you can get.  

A heart attack can be emotionally draining on you and your family. But it doesn't mean the end of an active life. In fact, it's a sign for change. You have control to make those changes, and with the support of your doctor and loved ones, continue doing the things you enjoy. 

 

Dr Holly Phillips

This video features Dr Holly Phillips. Dr. Holly Phillips is a Board Certified General Internist in private practice in New York. She is also Medical contributor for CBS News.

Duration: 2:26. Last Updated On: June 1, 2014, 9:41 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Suzanne Friedman, . Review date: Nov. 30, 2016
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