Title

Managing the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Department

neurology

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Neuropsychiatric symptoms frequently complicate the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Approximately 27% of PD patients are demented, and approximately 19% are cognitively impaired without being demented. These 46% of patients are prone to development of delirium when they take antiparkinsonian drugs. Approximately 40% of PD patients are depressed. The depression may be endogenous or exogenous, apathetic or agitated. Approximately 40% of PD patients are anxious or have panic attacks. The attacks may or may not be associated with depression. This article reviews the diagnosis of these symptoms and discusses their management.

Medical Subject Headings

neurology

Publication Date

1998

Publication Title

Neurology

ISSN

283878

Volume

50

Issue

6

First Page

S33

Last Page

S38

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1212/wnl.50.6_suppl_6.s33

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