Neuropsychiatric symptoms in Parkinson's disease

Dag Aarsland, Laura Marsh, Anette Schrag

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Abstract

Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in Parkinson's disease, even at the earliest stages, and have important consequences for quality of life and daily functioning, are associated with increased carer burden and increased risk for nursing home admission. In addition to cognitive impairment, a wide range of neuropsychiatric symptoms have been reported. In this article, the epidemiology, clinical course, diagnosis, and management of some of the most common neuropsychiatric symptoms in PD are discussed: depression, anxiety, apathy, fatigue, and psychotic symptoms. Although much is known regarding the prevalence and course of these symptoms, the empirical evidence for how to manage these symptoms is limited at best. There is thus an urgent need for systematic studies for the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of these symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2175-2186
Number of pages12
JournalMovement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Volume24
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2009

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Apathy
Nursing Homes
Caregivers
Fatigue
Parkinson Disease
Epidemiology
Anxiety
Quality of Life
Pharmacology
Depression
Cognitive Dysfunction

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Neuropsychiatric symptoms in Parkinson's disease. / Aarsland, Dag; Marsh, Laura; Schrag, Anette.

In: Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, Vol. 24, No. 15, 15.11.2009, p. 2175-2186.

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Aarsland, Dag ; Marsh, Laura ; Schrag, Anette. / Neuropsychiatric symptoms in Parkinson's disease. In: Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 2009 ; Vol. 24, No. 15. pp. 2175-2186.
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