Parkinson’s and Depression

About 30 to 80 percent of people with Parkinson’s suffer from depression that most often remains undiagnosed and untreated.
Depression in people with Parkinson’s, is overlooked because  after all, living with a chronic disease alone is a valid reason to be sad.  But often these emotions go beyond occasional sadness.

If depressed you or a loved one with Parkinson’s may be  experiencing anger out of proportion, sleeping too much or too little, losing interest in things that used to be exciting, feeling anxiety or focusing almost exclusively on the negative aspects of everyday existence.

Most severe depression can generate thoughts of worthlessness or despair leading to withdrawn and isolated. Person may feel that they are becoming a burden to loved ones, and that life is no longer worth living leading to thoughts of suicide.  Depressive symptoms of this severity require immediate attention.

Fortunately, by resting methylation  we can effectively address symptoms of depression. In conjunction with methylation reset changing lifestyle, repairing relationships, and learning effective communication skills, can help a person cope with depression.

Lifestyle changes like:

  • Developing and maintaining a regular schedule, waking up at the same time every day, taking shaver and dress once out of bed, staying up for the hole day.  If a nap is required, making it a short one of 30–60 minutes will help assure a better sleep the following night.
  • Eating balanced meals with high nutritional content at regular times. Looking for foods with high fiber content which will help ease constipation,  Avoiding carbs and sugar and drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Exercising is another vital key to effectively combating depression and it douse not have to be elaborate, simple walking can make a huge deference.  If weather  make it difficult to exercise (walk) out of doors, gym or enclosed shopping malls would do.

Of course, when you are depressed you may not have motivation to go about your daily routine in other words, making an effort is to much of a chore. That is why it is so important to ask your loved ones, your friends, your health and care partners for help.

Recovery from depression takes time and having someone who provide feedback can be an important step on the road back to recovery. With that said it is  your commitment to take steps to feel better and making changes in your life that will ultimately help you overcome depression.