當您患有帕金森症時,通常會伴有例如抑鬱症等精神健康的問題,這種情況並不罕見。若您遇到這種情況,有很多方法可以治療,因此請確保您的醫生完全瞭解您的病情。

帕金森症和抑鬱症

抑鬱症是一種由於大腦化學平衡失調引起的情緒障礙,在帕金森患者中很常見。通常,抑鬱症會在其他症狀出現之前數年就開始逐漸出現。

抑鬱的徵兆是使帕金森症更加惡化。若您發現以下任何一件事情發生的時間超過兩週,請趕緊聯繫您的醫生:

• 情緒低落, 無法享受舊時的樂趣, 難以入睡或睡眠過多, 沒什麼胃口, 感到疲倦或力不從心, 很難集中精神, 感到自卑, 有自殺的想法

如何治療帕金森抑鬱症

• 抑鬱症可以通過心理治療和藥物治療 或同時進行這兩種治療方式以加強效 果。抗抑鬱藥有很多,每種都有優缺 點,醫生會根據您的整體狀況和特定需求對您提供相應治療方式的建議。 心理療法不僅可以幫助您重建自我價 值感,還可以幫助您與看護者和家人 保持良好的關係。

與帕金森症有關的其他心理健康問題

某些心理健康問題是帕金森療法的副作用,例如幻覺、偏執和妄想症。 幻覺是某物實際上不存在時的感覺體驗。例如,您可能聽到一個聲音,但沒有人在那裡。偏執是,當您認為某人在跟蹤您時,實際卻不是。妄想是當您確信某件事是真實的,儘管有明確的證據證明事實並非如此。

 

這些心理健康問題如何治療?

您的醫生首先要檢查您的幻覺、偏執或妄想症是否是由其他疾病引起的。 通過檢查您血液中化學物質的情況來幫助發送神經信號。醫生可能還會檢查您的腎臟、肝臟或肺的情況,並篩查是否有感染。所有這些問題都可能導致心理健康問題。通常,用於治療帕金森症的藥物會引起心理健康問題。

醫生可能建議您改用其他藥物, 若更換藥物後發生帕金森症狀惡化的情況,醫生則會建議您堅持服用之前的藥物,並同時服用抗精神病藥。如果您感到沮喪或發現任何心理健康問題,請立即與您的醫生交談。可能有某種補救方法會使您感覺好些。

資料來源/WebMD.com
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Dr. George Liu serves as the President, CEO, and CMO of the Chinese-American IPA Inc., d/b/a Coalition of Asian- American IPA (CAIPA), and as Chairman of the Asian-American Accountable Care Organization (AAACO) boards. As an internist and endocrinologist, Dr. Liu has been continuously providing quality care to his patients and contributing to the well-being of the Asian-American communities he has been serving since 1985. In addition to his private practices, he has been an attending physician at various hospitals, such as New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Liu has received numerous distinctions and honors, including an award from the American Diabetes Association. Top Doctors: New York Metro Area” list by Castle Connolly every year for the last 15 years, and the “Best Doctor” by New York Magazine. Dr. Liu is also recognized and received multiple citations from New York State Assembly, New York City Council, and Commendation from City of New York Office of the Controller. Over the years, he has had various research articles published in collaboration with other distinguished physicians.