Posted by Iansf on July 2, 2006, at 11:45:53
In reply to Re: AD's and Future / Linkadge, posted by Klavot on July 2, 2006, at 9:08:25
I tend to agree. As a noted in my first post, the fact that some of the same drugs are used to treat both mood disorders and Parkinsonism suggests the possibility of a common cause, or at least a partial common cause. Which doesn't necessarily exonerate SSRIs as a potential cause of Parkinsonism. Clearly both possibilities need further study.
> See http://www.socialfear.com for the following claim:
> "It has been noted that those with generalized Social Phobia have a 5 times greater risk of developing Parkinson's Disease in later life."
> In my opinion this supports the hypothesis that depression, social phobia and Parkinson's are diseases with similar aetiology, rather than that SSRI'S cause Parkinson's.