Clinical Research

Depression in Patients with Parkinson's Disease: A no cost research study looking at non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as symptoms of depression and anxiety, and how to best treat these symptoms.

Do you have Parkinson’s Disease?

Have you been feeling sad, blue or down in the dumps?

Do you no longer enjoy the things you used to?

Do you have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep?

Do you feel tired all the time, no matter how much sleep you get?

If yes, you may be eligible to participate in a no cost research study at the Massachusetts General Hospital. We are looking at non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as symptoms of depression and anxiety, and how to best treat these symptoms with a form of talk therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

If eligible for the study, you will participate in CBT, and you will either start CBT right away, or you may be assigned to start treatment in 12 weeks. Your participation in this study will take approximately 13 weeks or approximately 25 weeks depending on your treatment assignment. All participants will receive CBT treatment at some point in the study.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Amy Farabaugh, PhD at 617-726-1629 (afarabaugh@partners.org) or Brianna Bakow at 617-724-9458 (bbakow@partners.org).