Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Depression in old age: Smoking and other risk factors less decisive

(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases also increase the likelihood of suffering from depressive mood or depression. Until now, however, it was unclear whether this influence changes over the course of life or is independent of age. A study by the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences shows: Among those over 65, these risk factors play a smaller role in relation to depression than among younger.