NWPF

Wellness CenterJuly/August 2012

Dear Wellness Member,

Parkinson's is more than just a movement disorder as so many of you know. Depression is one of those nonmotor symptoms that can affect your life quality.  It can emerge before the first movement problems or at any time during the disease.  Depression can change how you feel, cope and adjust to your symptoms. Depression can also change how you treat your Parkinson's.  For instance, the benefits of lifestyle changes such as exercise are becoming more and more evident, yet exercising becomes more difficult with depression. 

If you are concerned about depression, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about your next steps.  Find out more about depression and the things you can do to feel better.

Best of health,

Monique L. Giroux, MDMonique L. Giroux, MD
Medical Director, Northwest Parkinson's Foundation

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