Recurrent depressive symptoms and the incidence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

@article{Dotson2010RecurrentDS,
  title={Recurrent depressive symptoms and the incidence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment.},
  author={Vonetta M. Dotson and May A Beydoun and Alan B. Zonderman},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={27-34}
}
OBJECTIVE A history of depression has been linked to an increased dementia risk. This risk may be particularly high in recurrent depression due to repeated brain insult. We investigated whether there is a dose-dependent relationship between the number of episodes of elevated depressive symptoms (EDS) and the risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. METHODS A total of 1,239 older adults from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging were followed for a median of 24.7 years… CONTINUE READING

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