Both Parkinson’s and its treatment may impact your mood. You may find you experience low mood, sadness or depression.
Depression and sadness are not the same. Sadness can come and go, and ease over time. Depression tends to be a more long-term state, which can prevent you from getting on with your daily life.
It’s important to talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any of these feelings.
The most common symptoms of a low mood are:
- Despair / negativity
- Feelings of guilt, uselessness or worthlessness
- Sadness or anxiety
- Lack of interest in normal activities and hobbies