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Mental Health: Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new diagnoses of (a) depression and (b) dementia there were in the last year for which figures are available; and in how many such cases the consumption of alcohol was a direct causal factor. (316283)

Data are not collected centrally on the number of newly diagnosed cases of depression or dementia in any given year, nor are data collected centrally on the proportion of alcohol-related cases of depression or dementia.