What are some of the emotional issues related to Parkinson’s?

Depression and anxiety are recognized common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. These symptoms are likely due not only to the burden of having a chronic serious illness, but also directly related to the neurochemical changes in the brain. Severe untreated depression and anxiety can interfere with successful treatment of motor symptoms and must be address to improve quality of life. Pharmacological approaches and psychotherapy are valid proven options to improve these symptoms in Parkinson’s disease.