Anxiety Doubles Parkinson’s Risk

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This shows a person with clouds around their head.Researchers found that people over 50 with anxiety have twice the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Using UK primary care data from 2008-2018, the study compared 109,435 patients with anxiety to 878,256 without. Results showed increased Parkinson’s risk and identified additional risk factors like depression and sleep problems. This research suggests early detection and treatment for Parkinson’s might be possible by monitoring anxiety and related symptoms.

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