Depression and risk of stroke in midaged women: a prospective longitudinal study.

  title={Depression and risk of stroke in midaged women: a prospective longitudinal study.},
  author={Caroline A Jackson and Gita Devi Mishra},
  volume={44 6},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Depression is known to increase stroke risk. Although limited, there is some evidence for age differences, with a suggestion for a stronger association in younger groups. We investigated the effect of depression on stroke incidence in a large cohort of midaged women. METHODS We included 10 547 women without a history of stroke aged 47 to 52 years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, surveyed every 3 years from 1998 to 2010. Depression was defined at… CONTINUE READING
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