yoga for depression in Parkinson’s – a follow up…

I wanted to follow up on my introduction to depression and how it shows up in PD HERE and some yoga poses to help open the heart and calm the mind HERE

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) released (today!!) early findings from the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s disease ever conducted (“Parkinson’s Outcomes Project”), showing that depression is the most important factor influencing the health status of Parkinson’s patients.

Recommendations from this project on how to address depression and positively impact health and well-being are as follows…

  • Physicians screen patients for depression at least once a year.
  • Patients discuss any change in mood with a healthcare professional, and make sure that their Parkinson’s doctor is aware.
  • Patients bring to doctor’s appointments a family member who is encouraged to share any changes noted in the patient’s mood.

For more information, check out the media release from the National Parkinson Foundation HERE or download the Parkinson’s Outcome Project report HERE.

What timely and important information! much love.

 

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  1. Pingback: From research to real life: feel better and sleep better with yoga | kaitlyn roland

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