Bipolar diagnosis may raise risk of dementia, study says

09/5/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Adults with bipolar disorder are at higher risk of several types of dementia, according to a study from Taiwan reported in the journal Bipolar Disorders. Researchers analyzed data from 64,804 people with an average age of 74 and found the risk was significantly increased for at least fives years following a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

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