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Psychological Benefits of Non-pharmacological Methods Aimed for Improving Balance in Parkinson's Disease
 
August 24, 2015 -
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a serious condition with a major negative impact on patient's physical and mental health. Postural instability is one of the cardinal difficulties reported by patients to deal with. Many studies on non-parkinsonian and parkinsonian subjects suggest an important correlation between the presence of balance dysfunction and multiple mood disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and apathy.

Considering that balance dysfunction is a very common symptom in PD, we can presume that by its management, we could positively influence patient's state of mind too. A group of scientists from Czech Republic analyzed the nonpharmacological methods shown to be effective and successful for improving balance in patients suffering from PD. Strategies such as general exercise, robotic assisted training, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, dance (such as tango or ballet), box, virtual reality-based, or neurofeedback-based techniques and so forth can significantly improve the stability in these patients.

Beside this physical outcome, many methods have also shown effect on quality of life, depression level, enjoyment, and motivation to continue in practicing the method independently. The purpose of this review is to provide information about practical and creative methods designed to improve balance in PD and highlight their positive impact on patient's psychology.

Their findings are published by the journal Behavioral neurology in July of 2015.


 
 

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