[Podcast] Managing Depression and Anxiety with Gregory Pontone

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episode summary

In this episode, Dr. Gregory Pontone discusses:

  •  What mental health, wellness, and well-being really mean
  • The definition of mental illness and the importance of not over-pathologizing
  • The circular effect of caring for your mind and body
  • The most common mental health issues related to Parkinson’s: depression and anxiety
  • Identifying symptoms of depression and/or anxiety in yourself or a loved one
  • Why people with Parkinson’s experience depression
  • The importance of utilizing multiple pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments simultaneously
  • Anxiety and depression during OFF times
  • Strategies to manage anxiety in the moment
  • Utilizing telemedicine services
  • Medications for anxiety and those to be cautious of
  • Anxiety’s impact on motor symptoms
  • Involving family and friends in your treatment
  • CBD as a treatment for anxiety and depression
  • The importance of exercise in improving mental health
  • Apathy and how to manage it

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