In the latest data collected over more than 4 million people, it is revealed that people suffering from Bipolar Disorder are at greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Bipolar disorder is associated with frequent mood swings, from depression to manic depression. It affects more than 2% of US adults each year.
On the other hand, Parkinson is a disorder that affects the brain nerve cells which produce dopamine, including tremors. This occurs mostly in old ages, there are more than 50,000 people around the world who are affected and 500,000 in the US.
The recent studies show that bipolar disorder people may develop Parkinson’s later in their life. As reported by the Joaquim Ferreira, MD, Ph.D., of the University Of Lisbon, Portugal, it is seen in Bipolar patients developing Parkinson’s symptoms and can have both the diseases.
Ferreira also revealed that analysis opens the door in the investigation of biological links between both the diseases.
The new study finding the relation between the two diseases. It says if Bipolar Disorder patients present with parkinsonism features, it may not be because of drug-induced and may recommend the investigation of Parkison disease.
The researchers have done a literature search, to conduct the study, choosing an online database from inception to May 2019.