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Hospitalisation for depression and bipolar disorder linked to dementia risk

Data analysis shows that there is a strong correlation between hospital admission for severe depression or bipolar disorder and development of dementia. The risk of dementia increased by 13% for each hospital admission for severe depression and increased by 6% for each hospital admission for bipolar disorder.

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About: Hospitalisation for depression and bipolar disorder linked to dementia risk

Date: 18 November 2004

Source: Newswise

URL: http://www.tulsaworld.com/HealthStory.asp?ID=041118_He_MENdementia_1

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