Webinar Recording: Anxiety and Depression in Parkinson’s and How to Manage Them

with Dr. Gregory Pontone

Approximately 50-60% of people living with Parkinson’s experience varying levels of depression and anxiety. It’s important to know the difference between these common mood disorders so you can accurately explain how you’re feeling to your doctor and get the care you need.

This Webinar was recorded live on February 24, 2020.

In this webinar, Dr. Pontone addressed:

  • What’s the difference between depression, anxiety, and apathy and how are they related?
  • What are the different types of depression and anxiety?
  • What are the causes of depression, anxiety, and apathy in people living with Parkinson’s?
  • When and how do you treat depression?
  • When and how do you treat anxiety?
  • How do you treat apathy?
  • What are some of the latest in treatments, including non-pharmacological interventions for these mood-related issues?
  • And much more!

Your Instructor for the Webinar

Gregory Pontone, MD, MHS, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an Attending Psychiatrist in the Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry division where he treats patients with neurodegenerative disorders (including Parkinson’s and related disorders, Alzheimer’s dementia), and behavioral disturbances resulting from these diseases. Dr. Pontone is the director of the Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s disease Neuropsychiatry Clinic, which focuses on diagnosing and treating the neuropsychiatric aspects of Parkinson’s and related disorders. His research focuses on the interaction between neuropsychiatric symptoms such as cognitive impairment, anxiety and depression, and motor impairment in Parkinson’s.

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