Unlocking Strength Within – Shedding Light on the Shadows: Understanding Depression in Parkinson’s Disease

In this session of Unlocking Strength Within, special guest Dr. Natalie Diaz shared her expertise on managing depression and answered audience questions live.

Depression is a common symptom of PD and in this episode of Unlocking Strength Within, we learned helpful cognitive-behavioral therapy skills for reframing thoughts and addressing faulty cognitive thought patterns. 

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ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Dr. Natalie Diaz

Dr. Natalie Diaz is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in movement disorders. Her clinical practice focuses on the evaluation and management of patients with Parkinson’s disease, atypical Parkinsonian disorders, Huntington’s disease, and other choreiform disorders, dystonia, and ataxia.

She also has specialized training in the evaluation and programming of deep brain stimulation as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia as well as the therapeutic administration of botulinum toxin injections for non-cosmetic indications such as focal dystonia, hemifacial spasm, and limb spasticity. Her research focuses on industry-sponsored clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease and other collaborative clinical projects in the field of neurodegenerative disorders.

 

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