Bad News For the Depressed and Anxious

Posted on April 19, 2005

Those who tend to depression will be pushed closer to the edge of despair when they read about yet another study that warns if you're not happy, you're probably going to get heart disease and die. But that's not all. Apparently, those prone to depression and anxiety are 40% more likely to get dementia. Oh, and don't bother taking quitting smoking, staying out of the sun, jogging or trying to eat right to improve your health; it's all pointless anyway says Gina Kolata in a particularly absurd article for the New York Times. I've got a better idea. How about we get Gina some anti-depressants and a subscription to all the top medical journals. She might just find life worth living.

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