PTSD a Parkinson's Disease Risk Factor in Men?
Men with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) and need close monitoring for timely treatment, new research suggests. The risk is highest in men diagnosed with PTSD at age 72 or later, suggesting that PTSD in older men may be a prodromal symptom of Parkinson's, they suggest.
@kankana The association between PTSD and PD in women was not significant. However, a 2017 study in a predominantly female cohort found a 3.46-fold increased risk for PD in patients with history of PTSD. The investigators note that emotional and physical stress have been linked to PD risk, although the causal association between stress or anxiety and PD has not been fully established.