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BU: Stress Disorders Increase Risk of Dementia

A new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher finds that even stress disorders that are not considered severe or chronic may increase risk of dementia, particularly among men. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that a stress disorder diagnosis was associated with as much as a nearly three-fold increase in the rate of developing dementia. The study’s lead author was Dr. Jaimie Gradus, associate professor of epidemiology at BUSPH.

Read more about this study.