Parkinson's Disease

Does parkinsons disease cause anger outbursts?

Answer

Wiki User
10/16/2011

Although the research I have seen states that there is less anger associated with people who have Parkinsons, my experience is that the frustration with being forgetful, loss of cognition, and other losses may cause a person to lash out at caregivers, who are easy targets. It is extremely difficult to care for a person who may be compromised in their ability to recognize that they are more dependent on others, particularly people who are used to functioning on their own. Therefore, a supportive network of friends and family and/or a support group for caregivers is absolutely necessary in order to manage long term.