Insight PD

Anxiety and Parkinson’s

Square wooden scrabble blocks in background. Seven of the blocks have letters on them and spell Anxiety.

"Up to 40% of people with Parkinson's experience clinically significant anxiety. This anxiety can be a factor of the psychological reaction to the stress of the illness or related to the neurochemical changes of the disease itself, or a combination of both."

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A tremor is an uncontrollable, regular shaking movement that affects a part of the body, usually the hand. Many people think that everyone with Parkinson’s has a tremor, but this is not the case.

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Parkinsonism is the umbrella term given to a group of conditions that feature Parkinson’s-type symptoms: Tremor, Stiffness of muscles and Slowness of movement.

Parkinson's disease is the most common type of parkinsonism, but there are also some rarer types where a specific cause can be identified.

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