Young women with PD: A group work experience

Jennie Posen*, Orna Moore, Dafna Sadeh Tassa, Karni Ginzburg, Margalit Drory, Nir Giladi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Parkinson's Disease (PD) prior to the age of 40 affects between 5-10% of the PD population. The psychosocial changes that patients with early PD encounter, may be more devastating and disabling than the actual motor disability. The paper describes a unique experience in groupwork with young female PD patients treated in the Movement Disorders Unit of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. The paper focuses on the special issues which characterized this group's experience: stigma, body and sexual image, and personality traits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-91
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Body image
  • Groupwork
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Personality
  • Stigma
  • Young-onset


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