NERVOUS SYSTEM, ANXIETY, INSOMNIA
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative disease, the most common pathological condition of nervous system after Alzheimer’s disease.
– 1 in 250 people over 40 years of age,
– 1 in 100 people over 65 years of age,
– 1 in 10 people over 80 years of age.
Common symptoms include tremors, muscle rigidity (increased tone), slowing of voluntary movements and difficulty maintaining balance. In many people, thinking is also impaired, or dementia develops.
Insomnia is a disorder characterised by an altered quality of sleep that makes it seem insufficient, or not very restorative. It may manifest itself in in different ways, such as difficulty falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings or early awakenings.
Approximately 10% of adults experience long-term (chronic) insomnia, while about 30%-50% suffer from sporadic insomnia.
Sufferers are often tired and irritable during the day, with difficulty concentrating and performing daily activities.
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder caused by recurrent convulsive seizures, in which there is a transient dysfunction of areas of the brain, with varying degrees and intensity. Seizures are manifested by uncontrollable non-voluntary shaking and loss of consciousness. In some cases, unusual sensations may also occur just before the onset of a seizure.
Approximately 2% of adults experience a convulsive seizure at some point in their lives. In two thirds of these people, it is an isolated episode.
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Anxiety and depression are the most common mental disorders and can often interfere with a person’s daily activities or social life. The main difference between the two disorders is that anxiety manifests itself with hyperactivity and increased alertness towards a future danger or event that may be frightening, while depression often involves isolation and lack of vitality.
Depression occurs when there is an excessive and lasting reaction to a dramatic traumatic event, such as a loss or emotional pain. Those most affected are usually adolescents and the elderly, but it can appear at any age, including childhood.