Post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury linked to higher Parkinson’s disease risk

Takeaway

  • Both traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder are independently associated with increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in military service veterans.

Why this matters ?

    These findings in a large cohort of military personnel could help identify sub-groups of veterans with these risk factors who would most benefit from Parkinson’s disease surveillance and preventive intervention.