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Possible Depression-Parkinson's Link Explored

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October 3, 2013
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Depressed seniors are more likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared to their peers without depression, according to a new study.


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Reuters (Feb. 11, 2013) — A drug used to ease the symptoms of Parkinson's disease has also been found to boost the creativity of patients who are taking it. Levodopa is designed to increase dopamine levels in the brains of Parkinson's patients suffering from tremors, but researchers in Israel say that in some patients, it's also sparking an outpouring of artistic expression.
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Brain Helmet Finds Pulse of Depression Treatment

Brain Helmet Finds Pulse of Depression Treatment

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 4, 2014) — An Israeli company is making inroads into the treatment of depression with a helmet-like device designed to stimulate neuronal activity in affected areas of the brain. Brainsway says its technology could also be used to help Parkinson's and Alzheimer's patients, if clinical trials prove successful. Elly Park reports. Video provided by Reuters
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A Mother’s Quest to Cure Her Son

A Mother’s Quest to Cure Her Son

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 17, 2015) — Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman's could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters
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How to Advocate for Yourself If You Are Experiencing Anxiety or Depression

How to Advocate for Yourself If You Are Experiencing Anxiety or Depression

Howdini (Oct. 2, 2013) — Psychiatrist Dr. Henry Emmons discusses ways to advocate for our health if you are suffering from anxiety or depression. He also discusses holistic treatments and whether medication can be helpful when treating depression or anxiety holistically.
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