Parkinson’s disease can be diagnosed if you are constantly told you appear depressed, angry, or serious when it is not.
This symptom is a common symptom in Parkinson’s disease. Some patients have shared their experiences with the Parkinson’s Foundation forum, saying that it was the one they first noticed.
We think about muscles affected by stiffness or slowness. This is why we often look at our legs, arms and abdominals.
The Parkinson’s Foundation warns that stiffness and slowness can also impact walking, and other activities. However, the Foundation notes that subtler effects can be experienced such as decreased facial expression or hypomimia (or facial masking).
According to the Foundation, the site states: When the muscles in the face become stiffer or more difficult to move it is possible to smile, lift your eyebrows, or express yourself using the facial expressions. This is an essential part of communicating with others.
Facial masking, when combined with Parkinson’s speech issues, like low volume voice, can make it difficult for others to understand your feelings and intentions.
People might think you’re depressed or upset all the time. This can lead to frustration if they ask you, “What’s the problem?” when you feel fine.
It’s worthwhile to mention that depression and mood swings are common in Parkinson’s Disease. Therefore, it is important to talk about what you feel and seek help.
Publited Fri, 17 September 2021 at 07:35:00 +0000