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My father is a vietnam vet i think has undiagnosed ptsd. Last year had a heart attack. could that event cause panic attacks or depression if so do we talk to a vet counselor or psycologist? He has experienced a shaky feeling throughout his body But given a clean bill of health by all the doctors hes has seen Any Ideas how to figure this out would be greatly appreciated
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Yes, the heart attack could cause panic attacks and depression and he should certainly talk to a therapist. According to the American Heart Assoc., depression is common after a heart attack. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/123/25/e639.full and can raise the risk of another heart attack.
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