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Podcast: Moving with Mood Changes in Parkinson’s: A Look at Depression and Anxiety in PD (Webinar)

In the June 2020 edition of our Third Thursdays Webinar, Karen Jaffe, MD, member of The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Patient Council moderates a conversation Dr. Roseanne Dobkin, professor of psychiatry at Rutgers University, Dr. Irene Richard, professor of neurology and psychiatry at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Grammy and Latin Grammy Winner Sebastian Krys who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019. The discussion focuses on:

  • Why mood changes, included anxiety and depression, happen in Parkinson’s and how these look different for different people,
  • How to talk about mood changes with loved ones and your doctor,
  • Options to ease mood changes and research leading to better treatments.

The event also included a survey asking attendees, “What is the biggest effect of depression, anxiety or other mood changes on your life with Parkinson’s?” More than 900 people weighed in with 26 percent reporting “my movement symptoms” followed by 23 percent saying “my non-movement symptoms,” and 17 percent expressing, “my life, in general, feels less fulfilling.”

Download our guide to answer more of your questions on mood changes and Parkinson’s.

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