Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Changes in Parkinson’s episode summarY
Dr. Joanne Hamilton discusses depression, anxiety, and apathy in Parkinson's and how to handle it as a person with Parkinson's and a care partner. In this episode, Dr. Joanne Hamilton discusses:
- What’s the difference between a bad mood and a clinical mood disorder?
- The changes in Parkinson's symptoms that cause depression, anxiety, and mood changes
- Benefitting from talk therapy when you struggle to talk
- Not pathologizing normal emotions
- Depression versus a typical grieving period after receiving a diagnosis
- Depression versus anxiety and the symptoms of each
- Suicidal ideation and signs to look for that indicate seriousness
- Who to seek treatment from and where
- Exercise and socialization as the number one treatment
- The what and why of anxiety in Parkinson’s
- Treatment options for depression, anxiety, and mood changes
- The what and why of apathy
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