Anxiety increases Parkinsons risk by twofold.


New Study Links Anxiety to Higher Parkinson's Disease Risk in Older Adults

A recent study published in The British Journal of General Practice has found that individuals aged 50 and above with new-onset anxiety are at a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers analyzed primary care data from the UK and discovered that anxiety doubles the risk of PD.

Key findings include:

Anxiety increases PD risk by twofold.

Common symptoms preceding PD in anxious individuals include sleep problems, constipation, and fatigue.

Women and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds had a lower risk of PD.

These insights could lead to earlier diagnosis and better management of Parkinson's disease.

Source: British Journal of General Practice,