Depression linked to increased risk of stroke in women

More ScienceDaily: Diabetes News Aug 12, 2011, 1:58 am

Depression is associated with a moderately increased risk of stroke. Depressed women taking anti-depressant drugs — particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors — had an increased stroke risk, which researchers said may not be a cause but rather an indicator of depression severity. Researchers said patients should continue taking their anti-depressant medication. … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Stroke Prevention; Mental Health Research; Heart Disease; Depression; Mental Health; Caregiving
  • Description: Depression is associated with a moderately increased risk of stroke. Depressed women taking anti-depressant drugs — particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors — had an increased stroke risk, which researchers said may not be a cause but rather an indicator of depression severity. Researchers said patients should continue taking their anti-depressant medication.