People who are depressed are at greater risk for suffering a stroke, a new study indicates.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also revealed that depression was linked to a 25% higher risk for ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blockage within a vessel supplying blood to the brain.
Having neuroendocrine (nervous and endocrine) and immune systems with inflammation.
Having poor health habits, such as smoking, being sedentary, not taking medication or eating an unhealthy diet.
Having other medical conditions that are also risk factors for stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure.