Dr. B. Gangadhar's Profile

Dr. B. Gangadhar

Director, The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS).
Dr. B.N.Gangadhar, Director, The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), on his pioneering groundbreaking research on Parkinson's.

World Parkinsonís Day 2017- Medindia Exclusive Interview With Dr. B. Gangadhar

  • World Parkinson's Day is observed on April 11th 2017 and this year marks 200 years since Parkinson's was recognised as a health condition.
  • #UniteForParkinsons is the theme for this year's World Parkinson's Day, a resolve to increase awareness about the disease
  • Dr. B.Gangadhar, Director, NIMHANS, talks about the disease, the symptoms and ways to manage it in his exclusive interview with Medindia
World Parkinson's Day is observed on April 11th to raise awareness about the neurodegenerative disease, characterized by movement disorder. In this condition, nerve cells present in the brain produce insufficient amounts of dopamine, which could be due to a genetic alteration or due to an environmental trigger. There have been studies that have shown that exposure to certain chemicals could also lead to this condition.

The theme for this World Parkinson's Day is #UniteForParkinsons, that is aimed at strengthening resolves against the condition. ...

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