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Combating Depression

Depression is one of the major, and most common, challenges for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Everyone feels sad from time to time and it is normal to experience stress when faced with a difficult disease such as Parkinson’s. However, the sadness that is part of being human can become a significant problem if it crosses into the realm of clinical depression and is left untreated.

Research Roundup: Cognition Changes and Parkinson’s 101

Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), or know someone who does, you likely know that PD affects dopamine A chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that regulates movement and emotions. levels in the brain. But did you know that PD also alters serotonin, norepinephrine and acetylcholine A chemical messenger (n

What's Hot in PD? Pimavanserin and the Hope for a Better Drug for Hallucinations and Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

When we recently examined the topics that were most searched for on our website, we were not surprised to discover that treatment of psychosis and hallucinationsSomething you see, hear, smell, taste or feel that is not actually there. in Parkinson’s disease topped the list.

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