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Some previous studies have stated the association between depression and risk of stroke incidence. Nevertheless, the mechanism underlying this association, such as the strength of this association between different sociodemographic strata, is still unclear. In this study, it examined the association between depression and stroke incidence based on a retrospective cohort of 0.4 million primary care recipients with hypertension. It discovered that the association between depression and subsequent acute stroke incidence operated more strongly among men than among women. Therefore, integrated care may be required in these high-risk patients in the prevention of stroke. (Psychol Med. 2020 Jun 11;1-9. doi: 10.1017/S0033291720001920. Online ahead of print.)


Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof Samuel WONG in the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK. Prof Wong’s research focuses on mental health and primary care interventions, mindfulness related interventions, multimorbidityhealth services research and men’s health.