New study links depression to memory woes, brain size

May 16, 2018, 8:47 AM EDT
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A research published in the online issue of Neurology® claims that depression in older adults may be linked to memory problems. The study also found that brain structures in people suffering from depression were different from those without symptoms.

Study author Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri says understanding the relationship between depression and memory woes is important as 25 percent of older adults experience symptoms of depression, notes Pysch Central.

Of the 1000 subjects predominantly Caribbean Hispanic adults (average age, 71 years), those with greater symptoms of depression showed a shrink in brain size and vascular brain lesions, writes Medscape.