Parkinson’s disease: healing the body and mind

In addition to the new extended-release drug treatment, research focuses on the psycho-social aspects of Parkinson’s disease. An important to lift the veil on many prejudices and allow patients to exonerate it.

A man aged 45 has fixed lines and walk “weird.” There is, however, neither depressed nor under the influence of alcohol. It is parkinsonism. Besides tremors (2/3 of people with Parkinson’s do not shake) the misconceptions about the disease are numerous. Fortunately, management becomes increasingly global and psycho-social consequences begin to be taken into account.

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Parkinson take charge of the body and mind
The doctors are considering the establishment of an announcement protocol, so that the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is not mentioned too abruptly. “It usually takes a year to integrate the new. Ago phases of denial, rejection and many people who try to hide as long as possible Parkinson their families. A counseling is recommended to help live well every day, “said Dr. Thierry Hergueta, a psychologist at the Pitie Salpetriere hospital in Paris. Continue reading “Parkinson’s disease: healing the body and mind”

Neurostimulation against Parkinson’s disease

It is possible for several years to improve the symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s disease by stimulating deep brain area. This surgical procedure is not available to all patients. Benefits, indications, techniques … Doctissimo an update.

This method is now practiced in over twenty centers in France and concern 300 new patients each year.
Neurostimulation: a beautiful story.
Neurostimulation is a beautiful scientific history, which began with experimental work. The researchers knew that the injury sub-thalamic nucleus (particular area of the brain) improves Parkinson’s symptoms in monkeys. But to go from this observation to the development of neurostimulation, it took two innovations, as recalled Prof. Agid the Salpêtrière (Paris), at the 7th International Forum on Parkinson’s disease.

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“Researchers from Bordeaux showed that poses an electrode supplied with electric current in the brain of an animal used to suppress parkinsonian symptoms caused. These results were immediately taken by the team of Prof. Benabib and Pollak in Grenoble , who has applied to the brain of the patient.’s great trick was to use a pacemaker to transform the transient effect in permanent effect on the deep brain structures. ” Continue reading “Neurostimulation against Parkinson’s disease”