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Does stress cause Parkinson’s?

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Does stress cause Parkinson’s?  My tremor is only noticeable when I am under  stress.

Although stress may not cause Parkinson’s, it certainly can affect how you feel with the disease, cope and adjust to symptoms and your own tendency to take charge of your condition.

Stress can worsen symptoms, especially tremor and freezing. Steps to reduce stress can improve these symptoms.  Mindfulness therapies such as yoga, guided imagery, meditation and hypnosis can help.  Learn more… 

Monique L. Giroux, MDMonique L. Giroux, MD
Guest Blogger, Former Medical Director of NWPF

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