Depression & Anxiety Can Make Your Brain Age More Quickly

Depression & Anxiety Can Make Your Brain Age More Quickly

The brains of people who experience depression or anxiety may age more quickly than other people. And researchers in a new study say this increases their odds of developing dementia. While earlier studies concluded that people with anxiety or depression have a significantly greater risk for dementia in later life, researchers at the University of Sussex say their study is the first to offer comprehensive evidence of the impact depression can have on overall cognitive decline. The study, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, involved 71,000 people. Some of the participants had symptoms of depression while others had diagnoses of...

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