Category: dopamine and parkinsons

Anxiety in PD: by Dr. De Leon

cation ” anti-anxiety pills, I would take them but I am afraid …” Anxiety also thought of as excessive worrying is something that I have had lots of experience in dealing with as a physician and caregiver but until my medications were reduced after last hospitalization, I myself had never felt this way. I am

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Dealing with off Periods: HOT Topic @WPC 2016 -By Dr. De Leon

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”~ Pablo Picasso   One of the hot topics to be covered next week at world Parkinson’s congress 2016 at Portland Oregon is that of dealing with motor fluctuations. I am very sad that I won’t be able to meet so many

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The Importance of Dopamine in Creative Expression: By Dr. De Leon

“We of the craft are all crazy. Some affected by gaiety others by melancholy but all are more or less touched.” ~Lord Byron As you all know, I have had some major health issues setbacks lately which have curtailed my involvement in various activities including my bi-monthly blog writings. Main reason for this has been

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Breathing problems & PD: Dr. De Leon

  “The Trick Is To Keep Breathing ” …because as long we are breathing we can start again! a friend asked if I could talk about nocturnal breathing problems with PD. I will try to discuss the causes and treatments here. As a trained Parkinson’s Doctor, I am still amazed by the enormity of symptoms

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When Is a Tremor a Sign of Parkinson’s Disease?: By Dr. De Leon

Are you often asked by others, if you are nervous or cold? Do you frequently hide your hands in your pockets when you walk to avoid stares from onlookers ? When you are out in public  do feel all eyes are on you and makes you shake more? So you stick your hand(s) in your pocket as

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Tips to dealing with Apathy : by Dr. De Leon

Tips to dealing with Apathy : by Dr. De Leon.

Tips to dealing with Apathy : by Dr. De Leon

Scientists announced today that they have discovered a cure for apathy. However, they claim that no one has shown the slightest interest in it.” ~ George Carlin I hear the word apathy tossed around all over the place from different places and people who use this term loosely to imply “lack of interest,” or ‘deep

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Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon

Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon.

Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon

  “He stopped loving me in the thick of my loving him.     He was finished but I was not.  I felt like I had been stopped in the middle of an orgasm.” ~ Stopped by Carmen  R. Rutlen When I was practicing I used to have an intellectual grasp of  the motor fluctuations ; yet never

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