People With Depression May Be Nearly Three Times More Likely To Develop Parkinson’s Disease

ABC World News (5/20, story 11, 0:20, Muir) reported that a new study suggests there may be “a link between depression and Parkinson’s disease.”

The New York Times (5/21, Bakalar) “Well” blog reports that the study published online May 20 in Neurology “compared 140,688 people with depression with 421,943 controls without” depression, then followed both groups from seven to 25 years. Researchers found that “the rate of Parkinson’s disease among people with depression was almost three times that of people without it.”

The New York Daily News (5/21, Pearson) reports that people “with more serious cases of depression were more likely to develop Parkinson’s – people who were hospitalized five or more times were 40% more likely to develop the disease than those who had been hospitalized only once,” the study found.

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— “Nicholas Bakalar,” , New York Times, May 20, 2015.

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