Hello Everyone, I am new to the forum and daughter of a recently diagnosed mother with P.D. I am concerned about her state of mind and whether we will ever get her back to her old self. My mother has been told she has very mild p.d and that since she is in her late 70's they don't predict that her symptoms will ever be very extreme. The news was unexpected since her g.p and even the neurologist had initially not had felt there was any cause for alarm. She only had a tremor in her left hand. Despite being told her condition was mild and following other tests, that she was in otherwise good health, the news has knocked her for six. In the month since being told my mother has literally changed personality overnight. She has lost all hope, is tired, losing weight and feels weak most of the time. She was always a busy, upbeat person, although of a nervous disposition. She now feels anxious all the time and fearful. She was given an antidepressant just a few days ago but she has a very delicate stomach and they made her very sick. The g.p. has prescribed another one but she hasn't started it yet. Her doctor assures her she won't always feel this way and that it is still early days. I really don't know what to think and the P.D nurse she spoke to on the phone was no help. She just said depression comes with p.d! Maybe it can, but overnight?! Has anyone else felt this way in the early days? Does it pass or will my Mum just have to put up with feeling like this. She hasn't started p.d. meds yet as the doctor doesn't think symptoms are extreme enough and feels she can hold off for a while. Any help or advice would be gratefully received. Thank-you in advance.