Search Results Tagged With depression

Parkinson’s and the ‘D’ word


On my first visit to see my neurologist several years ago, much to my surprise, I was asked if I struggled with depression. I answered no. My doctor proceeded to tell me that depression is one of the…
September 06, 2017

GeneFo Webinar to Focus on Using Humor to Manage Parkinson’s Disease


GeneFo, an internet resource on genetic diseases, is offering a free online lecture featuring humorist and author Yvonne deSousa, who has a neurodegenerative illness. The topic of the Sept. 27 discuss…
September 11, 2017

Study suggests depression is precursor to Parkinson's disease


People with depression are at significantly greater risk for Parkinson’s disease than the general population, and those with severe depression are especially vulnerable, according to an article publis…
May 21, 2015

Parkinson's Drug Highly Effective for Resistant Depression


Pramipexole (Mirapex, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc), which is used to treat Parkinson's disease, can significantly improve symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, provided patients ca…
April 07, 2016

Parkinson's and depression drugs can alter moral judgment, study shows


Common drugs for depression and Parkinson’s can sway people’s moral judgments about harming others, according to research that raises ethical questions about the use of the drugs.
July 02, 2015

A treatment for Parkinson's disease reveals a brain switch for sadness


Surgeons snaked the electrodes under the 65-year-old woman’s scalp. Thirty years of Parkinson’s disease had almost frozen her limbs. The wires, connected to a kind of pacemaker under the skin, were ai…
March 03, 2016

Could This Head Gear Help Treat Parkinson's Disease?


Transcranial stimulation, or stimulating the brain from outside the skull, has become one of the hottest areas in biomedical engineering.
June 25, 2015

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