Improving mood and motivation in Parkinson’s Disease
2022 – Flinders University
Researchers: Lead Investigator – Dr Stephanie Won; Co-Investigators – Dr Monica Cations and Associate Professor Tim Windsor; External Partners – The Hospital Research Foundation
Priority Area: Depression
Overview: While Parkinson’s Disease is primarily characterised by motor symptoms, approximately 40 per cent of patients also present with depression and apathy. Current treatment options for these symptoms have shown limited efficacy and accessibility. We aim to adapt, co-design and pilot a telehealth Behavioural Activation therapy program, which will target symptoms of depression and apathy by increasing engagement.