Depression and PD: A Non-Drug Treatment Option

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It is estimated that at least 50 percent of people living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) experience depression at some time during the course of their disease. The Parkinson’s Foundation Parkinson’s Outcomes Project found that together, mood, depression and anxiety have the greatest impact on health status, even more than the motor impairments commonly associated with the disease. The persistent sadness and hopelessness that accompanies depression make the challenges of living with PD even greater. The good news is that depression is a Parkinson’s symptoms that can be controlled. No one chooses Parkinson’s, but you can choose how to cope with it.

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