Home > Health & Wellness > Health Library > Parkinson's Disease and Depression
Depression is common in people who have
Parkinson's disease. Sometimes it is caused by the
disease itself. Or it can be caused by the distress that comes with having any
long-term, disabling illness. Taking care of yourself emotionally is an
important part of staying healthy.
If you are feeling sad or
depressed, ask a friend or family member for help. Think about what might be
causing or adding to your sad feelings.
If feelings of sadness persist, or if you have
symptoms of depression, talk to your doctor.
Medicine often can improve symptoms of depression. Make sure your doctor
knows what medicines you are taking, because certain medicines taken to
treat Parkinson's disease may interfere with certain antidepressants.
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & G. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Call First Nurse 24 Hours a Day for free health care advice, resources and referrals!
Ames: 515-239-6877In Iowa: 800-524-6877
Search health information online in our Mulimedia Health Library.
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Patient Privacy |
Net Learning for Employees |
MGMC PACS for Physicians
1111 Duff Avenue Ames, IA 50010 - 515-239-2011 - firstname.lastname@example.org
©2014 Mary Greeley Medical Center - All rights reserved.