Updated on: February 27, 2021 9:22 IST

Depression, anxiety linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease

Having depression is known to increase the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. However, a new study has found that depression and anxiety are linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD). According to the study, if people do develop Alzheimer's disease, those with depression may start experiencing dementia symptoms about two years earlier than those who do not have depression.

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