Perspective - Journal of Psychology and Cognition (2023) Volume 8, Issue 2
Navigating parkinson's disease: Understanding symptoms, treatment and support.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system, specifically the brain's ability to control movement. The condition is characterized by tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination. It can also cause a range of non-motor symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease can vary from person to person, but typically develop gradually and include: Tremors: a shaking or trembling in the hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face, Stiffness: difficulty moving or a feeling of stiffness in the limbs and trunk, Bradykinesia: Slowness of movement and difficulty initiating movement, Postural instability: difficulty maintaining balance and an increased risk of falls, Non-motor symptoms: depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and cognitive decline.Author(s): Christine Klein*