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Kaiser Permanente Study Links Depression And Dementia

05/09/2012 06:17 pm ET

People who suffer from chronic depression throughout their lives are more likely to develop dementia compared with people who aren't depressed, according to a study released Monday.

The study, by California researchers, sheds light on whether depression might cause dementia and Alzheimer's disease, or if it is merely an early sign of memory loss and other problems associated with dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia; the second-leading cause is impaired blood supply to the brain, resulting in what is known as vascular dementia.

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