By On October 25th, 2005

Depression Increases Risk for Disability

A new study finds that those experience depression are more likely to develop a disability than non-depressed people, and the group most at-risk is African Americans:

“Almost one in five depressed African American participants in the study developed a disability within two years of enrolling in the study compared with one in 20 of their non-depressed peers, results showed.”

It has long been known that disability and depression are often linked, but it comes as quite a surprise to many that depression can actually preclude a disability, and therfore may be a risk factor in becoming disabled.

Click here to read “Depression Raises Disability Risk.”

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