Living with Parkinson’s may feel overwhelming at times, but it is important to remember that you are not alone. The decision to seek psychological support and guidance is an important step, not just at the time of diagnosis, but also at any time afterwards.
Individual and family counselling can be very helpful in dealing with the emotional side of living with a long term condition like Parkinson’s. By working with a trained mental healthcare provider, alongside your doctor, strategies can be designed to help you feel a sense of control over your life and improve your quality of life.
Learning as much as you can about Parkinson’s, what to expect, and how best to manage the challenges involved can also help you to feel prepared for any potential emotional and psychological changes you might experience. It’s up to you what you share with your loved ones, but keeping them informed will help them to understand what you are going through.