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Ask the MD: Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson's Disease


Depression and anxiety are common non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's. They can be experienced after a diagnosis or while adjusting to changing symptoms, but they also are part of the underlying disease itself. 

Depression can cause shifts in mood, energy or thinking as well as fluctuations in appetite, weight or sleep. Anxiety may lead to excessive worry or concern. Both may be managed with medication, talk therapy and/or behavioral strategies, such as regular exercise and social activities. 

Watch the video to learn more about the potential signs of depression and anxiety and how you can work with your doctor to manage these non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's. 

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