February 1, 2013

Some Parkinson’s Patients Discover an Artistic Side

By Logan Lafferty

Some people with Parkinson's disease discover untapped artistic abilities after their diagnosis -- a phenomenon that seems to be related to their dopamine-enhancing medication…That's all speculation, though. Experts know little about why some people on Parkinson's drugs suddenly find creative inspiration. But it does seem to be related to the medications themselves, agreed Dr. Anhar Hassan, an assistant professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who was not involved in the report.


HealthDay by Amy Norton

Tags: artistic abilities, depamine-enhancing medication, dopamine, Dr. Anhar Hassan, HealthDay, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Neurology, parkinson's disease

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