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Thinking Changes

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.

Research Roundup: Cognition Changes and Parkinson’s 101

Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), or know someone who does, you likely know that PD affects dopamine levels in the brain. But did you know that PD also alters serotonin, norepinephrine and acetylcholine A chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) in the striatum area of the brain. It is involved in many brain functions, such as memory and control of motor activity.

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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