Depression May Aggravate Motor, Cognitive Symptoms in Newly Diagnosed Parkinson’s Patients, Study Reports

Depression May Aggravate Motor, Cognitive Symptoms in Newly Diagnosed Parkinson’s Patients, Study Reports
Depression in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patients is associated with initial motor deficits and worse cognitive function, unrelated to dopamine loss, a study suggests. These patients also require higher doses of medications at follow-up. The study, “The presence of depression in de novo Parkinson’s disease reflects poor motor compensation,” was published in the journal PLOS ONE. Early burden of non-motor symptoms, such as depression, ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-09-25By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD