Depression & stroke risk 2 years after mood improves

Changes in Depressive Symptoms and Incidence of First Stroke Among Middle‐Aged and Older US Adults
Paola Gilsanz, et al.
http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/4/5/e001923.full?sid=ee78a136-dc87-430a-bb1d-2f5c4b881f63
Conclusions: persistently high depressive symptoms were associated with increased stroke risk. Risk remained elevated even if depressive symptoms remitted over a 2‐year period, suggesting cumulative etiologic mechanisms linking depression and stroke.

journalistic version:
Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves
May 14, 2015
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/05/14/406502154/long-term-depression-may-boost-stroke-risk-long-after-mood-improves

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