One word: Psychosomatic. Think about it…what comes to mind? The majority of people, at least transiently, see the words “crazy” or “it’s all in your head” flash across their internal teleprompter. To clarify, psychosomatic is not medical speak for “crazy”; in fact, there is an entire subspecialty of psychiatry that deals with psychosomatic medicine. The field of psychosomatics is interested in the interface between the mind and the body and the dynamic interplay that goes on between the two. Recently, the Los Angeles Times published an article that discussed a particular psychosomatic link between depression and heart disease. We’d like to discuss this association and illuminate the topic with the latest research publications (not that we have anything against the way the LA Times covered it. We just thought you might be interested in the hard science).