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New Book: The First Year Parkinson’s Disease

According to the Parkinson’s Action Network, a new case of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is diagnosed every nine minutes. This means that there are thousands of people who can benefit from reading Jackie Hunt Christensen’s new book, The First Year Parkinson’s Disease, An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, released by Marlowe and Company in October. This book contains information about a variety of topics such as symptoms that might be experienced; tests that a doctor might administer; theories about the roles of genetics and environmental factors in causation of the disease; medications and other treatment; exercise; nutrition, and alternative therapies. Other important issues that are covered include depression; telling friends and family; financial planning; and workplace issues. A good resource for any person dealing with Parkinson’s for the first time.

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New Book: The First Year Parkinson’s Disease

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues -- as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior -- since 1992. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He writes regularly and extensively on mental health concerns, the intersection of technology and psychology, and advocating for greater acceptance of the importance and value of mental health in today's society. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

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Grohol, J. (2018). New Book: The First Year Parkinson’s Disease. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 26, 2019, from
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