Psychiatric Issues 

Dates: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT
Fee: Free

Parkinson’s disease, a complex and progressive neurological disorder, extends beyond its characteristic motor symptoms. The prevalence of psychiatric challenges within the Parkinson’s patient population is substantial, encompassing visual hallucinations, cognitive impairments, depression, anxiety, and major neurocognitive disorder (formerly referred to as dementia). These psychological manifestations can pose challenges not only for the individual with Parkinson’s but also for their caregivers and family members.

Dr Sanjeet Pakrasi provides invaluable neuro-psychiatric support to out-patients at the movement disorder clinic at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. Drawing from his experience, this webinar will delve into the multifaceted psychiatric aspects of Parkinson’s disease. Dr Pakrasi will shed light on effective treatment strategies to address these challenges effectively and highlight the indispensable role that a psychiatrist assumes within the healthcare team of Persons with Parkinson’s (PWP).

The webinar will conclude with a 10-minute Q&A segment.

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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.