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Are Anxiety and Depression Indicators for Future Alzheimer's?

Zeroing in on anxiety

For this reason, the study focused on the preclinical symptom of anxiety in Alzheimer’s patients, as this was the one that caused the most buildup of amyloid beta levels in the brain. The amyloid beta peptide is an amino acid closely related to Alzheimer’s disease, as it is the main component of the plaques present in the brains of affected patients.