People with neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, may also experience cognitive and emotional symptoms, including anxiety, depression and memory deficits. Those symptoms can be as challenging for patients and their families as the physical symptoms. In this interview with Ellen Beth Levitt, a neuropsychiatrist describes the psychological aspects of these conditions, available treatments, and also provides information about Huntington's disease, its cause, treatments and genetic testing for the disease.
Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:
Dr. Karen Anderson, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of Maryland Medical Center who cares for patients at the University of Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center. Dr. Anderson is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.