Depression is linked to higher stroke risk

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Depression is a mental health condition that affects a person’s mood, thoughts, and behavior.

It is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities that the person once enjoyed.

People with depression may also experience physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite, and difficulty sleeping.

Depression can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life and relationships, and it is important to seek help from a mental health professional if experiencing symptoms.

A new study has found that people with depression symptoms may have a higher risk of having a stroke.

The study was published in the Neurology journal. The research also showed that people with depression symptoms had a worse recovery after a stroke.

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Galway in Ireland. It included 26,877 adults from 32 countries across the world.

The participants were aged around 62 years, and more than 13,000 of them had experienced a stroke. They were matched with similar people who had not experienced a stroke.

At the beginning of the study, participants answered questionnaires about their cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

They were also asked about their symptoms of depression during the previous year.

The study found that people with depression symptoms had a 46% higher risk of having a stroke than those without symptoms of depression. The risk was higher for people who had more symptoms of depression.

People who had five or more symptoms had a 54% higher risk, while those who had three to four symptoms had a 58% higher risk.

The team found people with depression symptoms did not have more severe strokes, but they had worse outcomes one month after the stroke than those without depression symptoms.

The study concluded that physicians should be aware of depression symptoms and use the information to guide health initiatives focused on stroke prevention.

One limitation of the study was that the effects of depression over time could not be measured as participants only answered questionnaires at the beginning of the study.

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The study was conducted by Robert P. Murphy et al.

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