UConn researchers find Parkinson’s medication can also treat depression

<div class=”image-block-wrapper ” data-description=”Parkinson’s and depression have overlapping symptoms and some neurochemical overlap with the neurotransmitter dopamine, John Salamone, psychology professor and behavioral neuroscience division head, said. ((E-magine art/Creative Commons)”> Parkinson’s and depression have overlapping symptoms and some neurochemical overlap with the neurotransmitter dopamine, John Salamone, psychology professor and behavioral neuroscience division head, said. ((E-magine art/Creative Commons) Prescription medication usually used to treat Parkinson’s disease has also been found to treat the side affects of depression, according to research done in the psychology department at the University of Connecticut.Parkinson’s and depression have overlapping symptoms and some neurochemical overlap with the neurotransmitter dopamine, John Salamone, psychology professor and behavioral neuroscience division head, said.“Both disorders can result in motor slowing, longer reaction times, slower speech,” Salamone said. “I have been working on the…


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