Depression and Parkinsons

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Depression and Parkinsons
Sun, 11-17-2013 - 9:34am

Have you suffered from depression for very long? According to Health Day News, depression can be a foreshadowing of Parkinson's Disease. "Depressed people -- particularly those 65 or older or with hard-to-treat depression -- are more than three times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease as their peers without depression, a new study indicates.

The new findings don't imply that depression causes Parkinson's disease. Instead, they suggest that depression may precede Parkinson's in some cases, said study author Dr. Albert Yang, an attending psychiatrist at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, in Taiwan." read more

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