Navigation Links
Depression Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke
Date:9/20/2011

TUESDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- People who are depressed are at greater risk for suffering a stroke, a new study indicates.

Harvard researchers pointed out that the findings could have a significant impact on public health since stroke is a leading cause of death and permanent disability.

Researchers analyzed 28 previous studies, which involved a total of almost 318,000 people and 8,478 stroke cases. The investigators found that depression was associated with a 45 percent increased risk for stroke and a 55 percent raised risk for fatal stroke.

The study, published in the Sept. 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, also revealed that depression was linked to a 25 percent higher risk for ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blockage within a vessel supplying blood to the brain.

The researchers offered a number of explanations for the link between depression and stroke, including:

  • Having neuroendocrine (nervous and endocrine) and immune systems with inflammation.
  • Having poor health habits, such as smoking, being sedentary, not taking medication or eating an unhealthy diet.
  • Having other medical conditions that are also risk factors for stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure.

"In conclusion, this meta-analysis provides strong evidence that depression is a significant risk factor for stroke. Given the high prevalence and incidence of depression and stroke in the general population, the observed association between depression and stroke has clinical and public health importance," study author An Pan, of Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues explained in a news release from the journal.

The study authors noted that more studies are needed to explore why depression increases the risk for stroke.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on risk factors for stroke.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, news release, Sept. 20, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Journaling Might Ease Depression in Testicular Cancer Patients
2. Depression and pain increase fatigue in breast cancer survivors
3. Fear of Antidepressants Keep Many From Disclosing Depression
4. Exercise can substitute effectively as second medication for people with depression
5. For depression, relapsers go to the front of the brain
6. Trying to Be Supermom Can Raise Risk for Depression
7. Less depression for working moms who expect that they cant do it all
8. Moms Depression Affects Kids Brain Structure, Scans Show
9. Childhood maltreatment linked to long-term depression risk and poor response to treatment
10. Women Born After Great Depression Had More Children, Study Finds
11. Harnessing the power of positive thoughts and emotions to treat depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Depression Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate ... primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association ... Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this ... health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a ... episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS ... in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of ... National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one ... an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal ... controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 ... centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help ... the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today provided ... Piedras, Puerto Rico , where the ... Following a comprehensive onsite ... structural damage, temporary loss of power and minimal water ... manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company expects to ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical ... innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared the ... ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of polio ... Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: