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Are Anxiety and Depression Indicators for Future Alzheimer's?

Anxiety resulted in the higher amyloid beta levels

Upon observation of the results, these suggested that, of the 3 types of symptoms examined, the one that was most closely related to higher amyloid beta levels was, by far, anxiety. Upon this discovery, researchers concluded that predominant symptoms of anxiety in depressive patients may be an important risk factor associated with an underlying Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Once again, considering that the preclinical phase of Alzheimer’s can span over a great amount of time, any early indicators of the disease will become paramount to identifying it before it manifests and possibly slowing down its progress far before it has affected the patient.