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What can help with the stress of having Parkinson's disease?

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The most important step you can take is to seek help as soon as you feel less able to deal with Parkinson's disease. Taking action early will enable you to understand and manage the many effects of your condition. A mental health care provider can design a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. The goal is to help you regain a sense of control over your life and improve your quality of life.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Advice for the newly diagnosed."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Advice for the newly diagnosed."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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