3 November 2022

Shivers down your spine

People with Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders do not only suffer because of the physical symptoms of their disorder, but also from mental symptoms such as depression, apathy, hallucinations and anxiety. This has been borne out in research in recent decades. In addition, these symptoms have also been shown to affect the severity of physical symptoms. Prof. Dr. Leentjens at Maastricht University has been researching the relationship between psychiatric and neurological symptoms for years in order to pay more attention to mental symptoms in treatment. On Oct. 21, 2022, he gave his inaugural lecture.