Study: Depression May Double Risk of Dementia

Published 07/06 2010 01:30PM

Updated 07/06 2010 01:41PM

A new study shows depression may nearly double the risk of dementia.

Researchers followed nearly 1,000 people, and found people with depression were much more likely to develop the brain disorder later in life.

Scientists say inflammation of brain tissue that occurs when a person is depressed might contribute to dementia.

The study is published in the journal Neurology.

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