Chronic Depression Associated With Increased Risk For Later Dementia.

The Wall Street Journal (5/8, D2, Dooren, Subscription Publication) reports that according to a study published in the May issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, individuals who have chronic depression may be at increased risk for developing dementia, compared to those who do not suffer from depression.

HealthDay (5/8, Preidt) reported that after evaluating “long-term data from more than 13,000 people in California,” researchers found that “people with late-life depression were twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s disease and those with both midlife and late-life depression had a more than threefold increased risk of vascular dementia.”

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— “Study Examines Depression and Aging Brain,”Jennifer Corbett, The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2012.

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