[Podcast] Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Changes in Parkinson’s

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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 

and more! We hope you enjoy it!

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