Chapter 20: Parkinson’s Disease

Many Parkinson’s sufferers experience behavioural changes. Some changes, such as depression or anxiety, can be caused by the effect if Parkinson’s on the brain, whereas others can be caused by the treatment. Drugs used for Parkinson’s can cause impulsive and compulsive behaviours, including gambling and hyper-sexuality. Some sufferers experience cognitive impairment, which can be accompanied by feelings of distraction and disorganisation.