Depression May Cause Dementia: A New Study

A new long-term study in the journal Neurology finds that there is a 70% increased risk in dementia for patients with depression.  While other studies have been performed on a possible link in the past, the study in Neurology is the first long-term study that accounts for other influencing factors such as smoking, alcohol, and heart disease.  The study was unable to determine a causal link; it could potentially be determined in future studies utilizing functional MRI or CT scans.  Click to learn more about dementia and check out the study in Neurology and the sources below for more information.

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