Few with Parkinson’s Seek Mental Health Treatment

Comorbid psychiatric complications are a common occurrence in Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, the majority of people with PD experiencing mental health problems do not receive any professional treatment.

Only 8% of participants were currently engaged in mental health treatment despite elevated levels of depressive and anxiety symptoms. This study highlights the integral role of the PD neurologist in facilitating awareness and treatment of mental health problems for individuals with PD.

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