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Depression Diagnosis More Than Doubles Risk of Dementia

Those who have a diagnosis of depression from their health care professional are also 2.41 times more likely to develop dementia later in life, compared to those who have not been diagnosed with depression. This risk of developing dementia remained almost the same regardless of when a person was diagnosed with depression.

According to the analysis of data from more than one million individuals over the course of nearly four decades, this risk is higher in men (3.3 times more likely …

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