Parkinson's Disease

Expert information and advice on Parkinson's disease: signs and symptoms, personal stories, treatment options, trending research, and cargiver resources.

Depression Raises Parkinson's Risk

People with depression are at higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, concludes a new study at the Umea University in Sweden. Parkinson’s, a progressive nervous system disorder, can cause problems with movements, speaking, writing, as well as ...

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The Link Between ADHD Meds and Parkinson's Disease Risk

People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s-like syndromes.

By Diane Domina

Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Compulsive Behaviors

Nearly half of people with Parkinson’s who take a dopamine agonist for their condition develop impulse-control disorders like compulsive eating or gambling.

By Diane Domina

Study Shows How Eating Fish Helps Your Brain

Results of a new study conducted by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden provide more information about the long-term neurological health benefits of fish consumption.

By Diane Domina

Even a Single, Mild Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

According to a large study involving 325,870 U.S. veterans, sustaining a mild head injury, or concussion, increases the risk for developing Parkinson’s disease later in life significantly – by 56 percent.

By Diane Domina

Your Doctor-Visit Prep Toolbox

To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment.

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Ask the Expert: Michael S. Okun, M.D.

Neurology expert Michael S. Okun, M.D. answers pressing questions about Parkinson’s disease.

By Michael S. Okun, M.D.

5 Lifestyle Strategies for Parkinson's

Here are five complementary health approaches that your Parkinson’s disease treatment can benefit from.

By Avery Hurt

Parkinson's 101

Knowing which symptoms to expect and taking an active role in your own care can greatly improve your quality of life.

By Avery Hurt

Living Her Best Life

Professional dancer Pamela Quinn teaches others with Parkinson’s how to manage the disease through movement.

By Beth Howard