Dr. Shanthipriya Siva is consultant ophthalmologist by profession. She was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease 10 years ago at the age of 36. After diagnosis she has expanded her talents as a writer, a model, an artist. She is an Ambassador for the World Parkinson Congress in 2023 and is the founder of the SAARfoundation in Chennai, India, which provides a holistic approach to living well with Parkinson’s Disease.


Depression and Balancing Life

A person might experience depression at any time during the journey with Parkinson's Disease, even before diagnosis. Depression in PD is due to chemical imbalances in the brain. I have had Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease since 2011. Maybe my symptoms of depression were not diagnosed earlier.

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