How a 65p pill can end the terrifying delusions that haunt thousands with Parkinson’s – Daily Mail

A ground-breaking NHS trial will start next month, offering 200 volunteers the chance to try a drug called ondansetron which has been shown in studies to help halt hallucinations. Pictured: Stock image

Ghostly figures that drift in and out of the shadows. Disembodied voices and the doorbell constantly ringing when no one’s there. An alarming smell of smoke or the feeling of insects crawling all over the skin.

All of these are the disturbing and often terrifying hallucinations commonly described by Parkinson’s disease sufferers.

The main symptoms of the incurable brain disorder that affects 145,000 Britons are tremors and problems with movement, but up to three-quarters of patients also experience visions and delusions.

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