Depression in Early Adulthood Increases the Risk of Developing Dementia

A new study, conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, suggests that people suffering from depression in early adulthood have a higher risk to develop dementia later in life.Depression in Early Adulthood Increases the Risk of Developing Dementia

For the study, the researchers analyzed data received from more than 15,000 participants, aged between 20 and 89, who were at different stages of their life. The analysis showed that individuals who had symptoms of depression in their 20s had an almost 75% higher risk to experience full cognitive decline when they become old.

Lead study author Dr. Willa Brenowitz, from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, says: “Generally, we found that the greater the depressive symptoms, the lower the cognition and the faster the rates of decline. Older adults estimated to have moderate or high depressive symptoms in early adulthood were found to experience a drop in cognition over 10 years.”

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