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Psychological support and guidance

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, especially at the time of diagnosis, but also at any time afterwards.

Individual and family counselling can be very helpful in dealing with the emotional issues related to chronic illness like Parkinson’s disease. By working with a trained mental healthcare provider, alongside your doctor, strategies can be designed to help you regain a sense of control over your life and improve your quality of life.


Learning as much as you can about your disease, about what to expect, and how best to manage difficulties can also help you to be better prepared to cope with the possible emotional and psychological issues. It’s up to you what you share with your loved ones, but keeping them informed will help them to better understand what you are going through.