therapies have been suggested as treatments for Parkinson's. None of
these have been proved effective. But it is important to maintain general
health and to eat a
Before trying a
complementary treatment, such as a special diet, talk with your doctor about
the safety and potential side effects of the treatment. Talking
with your doctor can help you both decide whether a treatment is safe and
effective. Complementary treatments should not replace the use of medicines to
treat Parkinson's if you are a candidate for treatment with these
Depression that does not respond to drugs may improve with
electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). ECT can also improve
movement for a short period of time, though the reason for this improvement isn't understood.
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