Getting a grip on anxiety in PD

An estimated 40% of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience anxiety significant enough to interfere with daily life. Anxiety may appear years before Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed, and can affect quality of life even more than motor symptoms. Anyone who has experienced anxiety knows that it is uncomfortable and unwanted. The good news is that anxiety in PD is highly treatable, and there are many different ways you can choose to manage it.