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Depression in Parkinson's Disease


Whether or not the two are related in his case, the tragic loss of Robin Williams and the recent news of his early Parkinson’s diagnosis serves as a reminder of the pervasiveness of this disease. We know now that movement disorder symptoms are only part of this illness and quality of life depends on recognizing and addressing all of those symptoms attributable to this disease, including mood disorders

And Other Mood Disorders...
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Online Educational Resources for Parkinson's Disease

The internet can serve as a readily accessible resource of information however finding reliable and trustworthy sources can be difficult. Here is a list of informative sites.

Becoming Educated About Your Parkinson's is Key

Becoming educated about your Parkinson's - what are the symptoms, how medications work and possible side effects of treatment - is vital to optimal management.

Guide to Parkinson's Medications

This guide to Parkinson's medications will help you learn about the different medications that are available for controlling the symptoms of this incurable disease.

Other Medications Used in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

This article discusses other medications available for treating Parkinson's including COMT inhibitors, amantadine, anticholinergics and cholinesterase inhibitors.

MAO - B Inhibitors in the Treatment of Parkinson's

MAO - B inhibitors play a role in the treatment of Parkinson's disease either on their own or in combination with other medications.

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Parkinson's Medications

Medications are an inevitable part of managing Parkinson's disease. Here are 10 tips to help you optimize your medications and improve your quality of life.

Dopamine Agonists in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Dopamine agonists in treating Parkinson's - another group of medications, not without their limitations but can help manage symptoms. Learn more...

A Guide To Parkinson's Clinical Trials

Without your participation in clinical trials, better treatments for Parkinson's disease and ultimately a cure will never be found. Learn all about the process of becoming involved.

Dopamine Replacement Therapy in Parkinson's Disease

Since it's development decades ago, levodopa continues to be the gold standard of treatment for Parkinson's disease, improving motor symptoms and functioning.

The Goal in Parkinson's Disease? Quality of Life!

The goal of treating Parkinson's disease must be quality of life and needs to be the main priority of patients and medical professionals alike.

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