Leading Expert Provides Current Treatment Options to Improve Parkinson’s Disease Patients’ Quality of Life

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Based on the most current research and Dr. Joseph H. Friedman’s decades of experience and success treating Parkinson’s patients and working closely with their families, Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior: Coping with Parkinson’s Disease, Second Edition, is the essential resource patients, family members and caregivers need to help successfully address the behavioral symptoms so often associated with Parkinson's.

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As many as 90 percent of all Parkinson’s patients experience behavioral symptoms, including depression, anxiety, hallucinations, delusions, confusion and delirium, disrupted sleep and compulsive behavior.

As many as 90 percent of all Parkinson’s patients experience behavioral symptoms, including depression, anxiety, hallucinations, delusions, confusion and delirium, disrupted sleep and compulsive behavior, which not only affect the patient’s quality of life but also become an unexpected obstacle in the lives of family members. Based on the most current research and Dr. Joseph H. Friedman’s decades of experience and success treating Parkinson’s patients and working closely with their families, Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior: Coping with Parkinson’s Disease, Second Edition (Demos Health, August 13, 2013), is the essential resource patients, family members and caregivers need to help successfully address these issues.

Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior: Coping with Parkinson’s Disease, Second Edition includes:

  •     The most up-to-date research and treatment information for a variety of symptoms including depression, anxiety and fatigue
  •     Practical tips and strategies caregivers can implement immediately
  •     Why positive mental attitude drastically improves a patient’s health and well-being
  •     New information on Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  •     Advice for caregivers on how to avoid burnout and maintain their quality of life
  •      Why people with Parkinson’s shouldn’t go to the Emergency Room

On Sale 8/13/2013 – Paperback – 264 pp – $19.95 – ISBN 9781936303533

Joseph H. Friedman, MD, is Director of the Movement Disorders Program at Butler Hospital; Professor and Chief, Division of Movement Disorders, at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Adjunct Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island; and Clinical Director of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Information and Referral Center in Rhode Island.

Author is currently available for interviews.

Contact: Lucy Frisch, Associate Publicist – lfrisch(at)demoshealth(dot)com – 212-804-6337

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