As part of his Masters in Health Science Dr Sridhar has surveyed people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Dr Sridhar examined the hypothesis that perceptions cause diseases. The survey asks those participating to record what they habitually think over a four week period – for instance about work, relationships, thoughts of the past, future, finances, health etc.
“There is a fundamental hypothesis in terms of Parkinson’s diagnosis that thought patterns – and physical responses to that thinking – may be associated with Parkinson’s,” explains Sridhar.
He says while many studies on Parkinson’s have focused on external agents such as exposure to pesticides and heavy metals, there have been no studies examining the psyche of those with the illness.