PARKINSON'S DISEASE NEWS
13th May 2009 - New research
THE PREVALENCE OF
ANXIETY IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE
This high prevalence of anxiety disorders suggested to the researchers that anxiety in Parkinson's Disease is both underdiagnosed and undertreated. The main biochemical fault in Parkinson's Disease is insufficient dopamine. Low dopamine does not cause anxiety itself. So anxiety is not an inevitable part of Parkinson's Disease. L-dopa can end up as noradrenaline, which causes anxiety. So the high prevalence of anxiety in Parkinson's Disease may be largely due to the side effects of certain Parkinson's Disease drugs. For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.
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