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What are the types of counseling that can help with Parkinson's disease?

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Parkinson’s is a lifelong disease that can affect you emotionally as well as physically. Following types of counseling can help with depression and other mental health problems.

  • Crisis intervention counseling can help you deal with a new diagnosis or other emergencies.
  • Individual counseling lets you talk one-on-one with a counselor to work through your thinking habits and behaviors. It may help with depression, anxiety, or other problems that are personal.
  • Family therapy can help you and your loved ones adjust to your disease and to handle changes in your daily lives.
  • Group therapy lets you talk about your problems with others, some of whom may be going through the same thing.
  • Residential treatment is when you live in a treatment center, including hospitals or clinics. You usually will get daily counseling and join group therapy.
  • Self-help and support groups. These include a network of people with similar problems. These groups usually meet regularly without a therapist or counselor.

From: Parkinson's Disease and Counseling WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease: "Advice for the Newly Diagnosed."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

Macalester College: "Parkinson's Disease: Therapy and Counseling."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease: "Advice for the Newly Diagnosed."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

Macalester College: "Parkinson's Disease: Therapy and Counseling."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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