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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.

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 hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease topped the list. There has been a critical unmet need for development of better drugs to address hallucinations and psychosis in the setting of Parkinson's disease.

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