"pseudo-syndromes" associated with Parkinson disease, dementia, apathy, anxiety, and depression

Howard D. Weiss, Gregory M. Pontone

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Purpose of reviewPhysicians treating patients with Parkinson disease must evaluate not only motor symptoms but also acquire expertise in assessing the complex behavioral features that often accompany the disease, such as dementia, apathy, anxiety, and depression.Recent findingsThere is a risk of diagnostic confusion and error because many of the behavioral and motor symptoms accentuate, overlap, or mimic each other.SummaryAwareness of potential diagnostic pitfalls and "pseudo-syndromes" should lead to more accurate clinical assessment and better care for our patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-359
Number of pages6
JournalNeurology: Clinical Practice
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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