Expert Briefings: Apathy or Depression: Which One Is It?

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Dawn Bowers, Ph.D, Professor of Clinical & Health Psychology and Neurology at the University of Florida (UF); Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at McKnight Brain Institute and Neuropsychology Director, UF Center for Movement Disorders and NeurorestorationLearning

Objectives

  • Explain difference between apathy & depression
  • Discuss why apathy is such a problem in Parkinson’s disease – the what, why, when & how
  • Explain why some treatments for depression actually worsen apathy
  • Tips for improving apathy 

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