Depression linked with Parkinson's disease risk

May 21, 2015 11:36 AM

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Depression linked with Parkinson's disease risk

People who have been diagnosed with depression may have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later on, a new study suggests.

In the study, researchers looked at about 140,000 people who had been diagnosed with depression between 1987 and 2012. They matched each of them with three people of the same age and gender who had not been diagnosed with depression. The people in the study were all at least 50 years old by 2005.

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