Depression may kill you long after the blues are gone

NPR summarizes recent research by Maria Glymour:

Medical researchers have known for several years that there is some sort of link between long-term depression and an increased risk of stroke. But now scientists are finding that even after such depression eases, the risk of stroke can remain high…Glymour expected people with long-term depression to have a higher risk of stroke. And they did — more than double the risk of those who weren’t depressed. But she was not expecting stroke risk to continue as long as two years after the depression lifted. [npr]

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