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Depression as a precurssor to Parkinson's Disease.
sparky1109 posted:
I have read on many PD web pages that most Parkinson's patients suffer from depression. I was treated for depression several years prior to the onset of symptoms (and was given the drug Zyprexa about a month before the diagnosis of PD) at age forty-nine. The PD symptoms presented quickly and severely; the Zyprexa was stopped and I was given requip. Despite the many difficulties that I faced in my new life, the depression vaporized miraculously and hasn't returned. Six years into the treatment however I started exhibiting impulsive behaviors that were as severe as they were insidious. I now take Clozipine and Depakote to offset the manic behaviors resulting from the dopaminergic drugs I take for the PD. From what I understand from research on the net this is atypical of most patients. Do you have any insight into this set of circumstances?

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