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    Volunteers wanted for motivation study

    My name is Dr Claire O’Callaghan, I am a Parkinson’s disease researcher working with Professor James Rowe at the University of Cambridge. We are looking for a further 30 people with Parkinson’s to take part in our research. We are running a study to see if a drug called atomoxetine might help with motivation problems that can occur in Parkinson’s. Loss of motivation, or “apathy”, can significantly impact some people with Parkinson’s. We believe that atomoxetine, which boosts levels of a chemical called noradrenaline in the brain, could help with this symptom. Atomoxetine is a safe drug that is widely used in other conditions, the idea behind our study is…