Parkinson’s News

Parkinsonism Common in First-Episode Psychosis

October 6th, 2013
Parkinsonism Common in First-Episode PsychosisParkinsonism often accompanies a person’s first episode of psychosis and may be a sign of further cognitive impairment, according to a new study published in the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Parkinsonism is the condition ...

Depression May Increase Risk of Parkinson’s

October 4th, 2013
Depression May Increase Risk of Parkinson'sA neurological study suggests that people who are depressed may have triple the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. "Depression is linked in other studies to illnesses such as cancer and ...

New Brain Imaging Technique Helps Diagnose Parkinson’s

June 14th, 2013
New Brain Imaging Technique Helps Diagnose Parkinson’s A new study gives hope that a brain-imaging technique will improve diagnoses for the millions of people with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. Researchers from ...

Pesticides, Weed Killers May Increase Parkinson’s Risk

May 28th, 2013
Pesticides, Weed Killers May Increase Parkinsons RiskA review of more than 100 studies finds that exposure to solvents, bug killers and weed killers is linked to a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s ...

Mice Study Finds Cancer Drug May Work on Common Brain Diseases

May 13th, 2013
Mice Study finds Cancer Drug May Prevent Common Brain Diseases A new study suggests low doses of a leukemia drug may provide a new treatment strategy for neurodegenerative diseases. Georgetown University Medical ...

Parkinsons’ Drug May Help Older People Make Decisions

March 24th, 2013
Parkinsons' Drug May Help Older People Make Decisions A new study has found that a drug used to treat Parkinson's Disease can help reverse age-related impairment in decision making in some ...

New Drugs May Improve Quality of Life for Parkinson’s Patients

March 18th, 2013
New Drugs May Improve Quality of Life for Parkinson's Patients New research presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual meeting could lead to improved management of Parkinson's disease. Experts reported on ...

Anxiety, Drooling May Be Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s

January 21st, 2013
Anxiety, Drooling May Be Early Symptoms of ParkinsonsBefore the typical movement problems appear in Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and drooling may be the first outward signs of the disease, according ...

Drugs for Parkinson’s Unleash Creativity in Some Patients

January 15th, 2013
Drugs for Parkinson's Unleash Creativity in Some Patients In a bad news, good news story, specialists from around the world are reporting Parkinson's disease patients are displaying new creative ...

Meds, Not Parkinson’s, Can Increase Risk of Compulsive Behavior

January 9th, 2013
Parkinson’s Disease Does Not Increase Risk of AddictionsFor decades, researchers have found that some individuals with Parkinson’s disease struggle with impulse control problems such as compulsive gambling and ...