Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyParkinsonsTeam

The Latest in PD Treatments

Posted on December 18, 2016


Image source: Eros Dervishi For Stat

Besides shaking, difficulty walking and moving, and rigidity, some members within MyParkinsonsTeam are dealing with hallucinations and delusions. Until April of 2016, the drug treatments developed to address Parkinson's psychosis had the side-effect of contributing to deterioration of motor function. So the question for many diagnosed with Parkinson's psychosis has been: is it better to stay using antipsychotics that further the physical progression of the disease, or better to live with hallucinations in order to preserve motor function for as long as possible?

In April of 2016, Nuplazid by Acadia Pharmacueticals was approved by the FDA for Parkinson's psychosis. The positive research findings behind this drug have been that this is the first antipsychotic to have no impact on motor function. The Parkinson's Foundation has a great summary about the recent findings here.

[April 2018 update: The FDA-approved label for Nuplazid lists common side effects including confused state and peripheral edema (swelling of the legs, feet, or ankles). Rare but serious side effects listed for Nuplazid can include increased risk of death in older adults with dementia. As of April 2018, the FDA is reevaluating the safety of Nuplazid following a number of reported adverse events, including deaths.]

If you are experiencing Parkinson's-related hallucinations or delusions, it may be worth exploring more information about free resources and programs for Nuplazid related to insurance coverage for this drug, financial support, and even home delivery of Nuplazid. Learn more.

Recent articles

There are many different symptoms of Parkinson’s, and everyone experiences the disease...

Cold Weather and Parkinson’s Symptoms

There are many different symptoms of Parkinson’s, and everyone experiences the disease...
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with genetic and environmental risk factors. Among these...

Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Risk for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with genetic and environmental risk factors. Among these...
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that currently affects approximately 1...

Parkinson’s and Ethnicity: Is Race a Risk Factor?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that currently affects approximately 1...
Treatments for Parkinson’s disease are given to help treat the disease or manage symptoms. While...

Side Effects of Parkinson’s Treatment

Treatments for Parkinson’s disease are given to help treat the disease or manage symptoms. While...
A Parkinson’s disease diagnosis is a life-changing event that can alter the way you think about...

Medical Power of Attorney and Parkinson’s Disease

A Parkinson’s disease diagnosis is a life-changing event that can alter the way you think about...
Vitamins play an essential role in everyone’s everyday lives. They are critical for each of us to...

Do Vitamin Deficiencies Raise Your Risk for Parkinson's?

Vitamins play an essential role in everyone’s everyday lives. They are critical for each of us to...
Most respondents of a recent MyParkinsonsTeam survey about Parkinson’s disease (PD) said fatigue...

Survey: MyParkinsonsTeam Members Share Symptoms That Affect Daily Living

Most respondents of a recent MyParkinsonsTeam survey about Parkinson’s disease (PD) said fatigue...
Parkinson’s disease can affect people of any sex or gender. However, male biological sex is a...

Why Are Men More Likely To Develop Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s disease can affect people of any sex or gender. However, male biological sex is a...
More than 1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease...

Air Pollution and the Risk of Developing Parkinson’s

More than 1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease...
Tremors are one of the major symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) for many people living with the...

Parkinson’s Tremors: Causes, Types, and Treatments

Tremors are one of the major symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) for many people living with the...
MyParkinsonsTeam My Parkinson's disease Team

Thank you for signing up.

Want more content, community, and support from others living with Parkinson's disease?

Join MyParkinsonsTeam

close