Study: Schizophrenia Increases Risk of Late-life Parkinson’s

Study: Schizophrenia Increases Risk of Late-life Parkinson’s

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Study: Schizophrenia Increases Risk of Late-life Parkinson’s

People with schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to both regional and nationwide data from Finland. This higher risk may be associated with medication-induced changes in the brain’s dopamine system — also affected in Parkinson’s patients — or disease-associated mechanisms, and further studies are needed to clarify this, the researchers noted. Importantly, these findings challenge the prevailing idea that the co-occurrence of Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia is…

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