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What mental health problems are linked to Parkinson's disease?

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It’s common for people with Parkinson’s disease to have depression. Other mental health issues, like hallucinations, paranoia, and delusions, can be side effects of Parkinson's treatments,.

A hallucination can make you hear voices. Paranoia may make you think someone is following you. A delusion is when you believe something that’s clearly not true.

From: Parkinson's Disease and Mental Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Mental Disturbances Associated with Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson's Disease: Mind, Mood, & Memory."

American Academy of Neurology: "Screening and Treatment for Depression, Dementia, and Psychosis With Parkinson Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Mental Disturbances Associated with Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson's Disease: Mind, Mood, & Memory."

American Academy of Neurology: "Screening and Treatment for Depression, Dementia, and Psychosis With Parkinson Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 11, 2017

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