Thank you so much for your informative response! It makes me feel so much better to have clarity on that issue!
You can add me to the list of people with young-onset RBD (I am 30 and have exhibited symptoms for over 10 years), that are associated with anti-depressants. I took anti-depressants in high school and college, and now have RBD. I hope you can get enough research to turn "associated" into "definitive causal role."
Let me know if I can be of any help to your RBD research.
I am hoping you can answer a couple questions for me. I was recently diagnose with RBD and I am 30. I am concerned about the possibility of developing Parkinson's Disease later in life. All of the studies indicating a correlation between RBD and PD seemed to use subjects over the age of 60 years old.
1) Are there studies of younger individuals with RBD that later developed PD?
2) Is there a reason only older adults were studied? Is there any reason to think younger people with RBD are more or less likely to develop PD?
Thank you for any information or assistance in this matter. As it is a rare disorder, my sleep MD doesn't seem to know the answers to these questions.