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Are Anxiety and Depression Indicators for Future Alzheimer's?

Who was a part of the study?

The study followed 270 cognitively-healthy citizens aged 62 to 90 years of age who, for 5 years, were regularly subjected to positron emission tomography (PET) scans, as well as an annual assessment for depression symptoms. Specifically, the latter examined 3 specific types of symptoms of depressive patients, such as apathy-anhedonia, dysphoria, and anxiety.