A research team from Brazil
evaluated the link between anxiety and depression — nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) — and freezing of gait
. They found that roughly one-third of people with Parkinson’s in their study cohort had freezing of gait. These people also had significantly higher anxiety scores
. Additional analysis confirmed the contribution of anxiety to the severity of freezing of gait. These results support routine anxiety evaluation in people with PD.