Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Another reason to take depression seriously

Even to this day, depression is too often not taken seriously. Now, a recent study shows another reason to take depression seriously and seek solutions. The study showed that depression may be stroke trigger in women:
Depression appears to be a risk factor for stroke among middle-age women, even after accounting for other variables, an Australian study showed.
Among women in their late 40s and early 50s who were followed for up to 12 years, meeting criteria for depression was associated with more than double the likelihood of having a stroke ..., according to Caroline Jackson, PhD, and Gita Mishra, PhD, of the University of Queensland in Australia. ...
"Our findings contribute to the currently limited evidence on potential age differences in the association between depression and stroke, and suggest that the effect of depression may be even stronger in younger women," they wrote

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