People with newly diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease appear to be twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than the general population. Depression in Parkinson’s patients appears to remain under-recognised and often untreated.
Depression ‘more common’ in early Parkinson’s. London: BBC Health News, August 16th 2014.
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de la Riva, P. Smith, K. Xie, SX. [and] Weintraub, D. (2014). Course of psychiatric symptoms and global cognition in early Parkinson Disease. Neurology. August 15th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].
Under-Treatment of Depression in Cancer Patients
Possibly also of interest, three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed do not receive the psychological therapy which might help.
Mundasad, S. (2014). Cancer patients with depression ‘are being overlooked’. London: BBC Health News, August 28th 2014.