Mood and Motivation

Dates: Tuesday, September 26
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT
Fee: Free

Explore mood and motivation in Parkinson's with Dr Fidel Vila-Rodriguez from the University of British Columbia's Department of Psychiatry and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. This webinar aims to empower individuals with Parkinson’s, and their caregivers with valuable knowledge to enhance emotional well-being and overall quality of life. Dr Vila-Rodriguez will delve into the biology of mood, shedding light on the shifts in motivation, the relationship between anxiety and depression, and explain how apathy can notably impact one's sense of motivation.

The webinar will discuss the latest advancements in both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. This includes an exploration of FDA-approved options, as well as an examination of pivotal studies shaping the landscape of Parkinson's care. Drawing from his ongoing research on depression in Parkinson's, Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez will offer unique insights into the condition and treatment.

A Q&A session will conclude the webinar. Prepare to broaden your understanding of the intricate connection between mood, motivation and Parkinson's disease!

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Please note: These sessions are designed to provide general education and are not intended for individual advice and/or clinical care. Please note that any Q&A sessions that take place will not be recorded.