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.
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.
If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), or know someone who does, you likely know that PD affects A chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that regulates movement and emotions. levels in the brain. But did you know that PD also alters a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, body temperature,
There are lots of health professionals that can help you manage mood changes, including your neurologist, primary care provider and various mental health specialists; from Mood: A Mind Guide to Parkinson’s.
When we recently examined the topics that were most searched for on our website, we were not surprised to discover that treatment of A broad medical term used to describe a loss of contact with reality that involves hallucinations and/or delusions. and Something you see, hear, smell,