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Depression and Anxiety in Parkinsonís Disease

 Greg Pontone MD
Description: Psychiatric disorders are common in Parkinsonís: 70%-85% of patients with Parkinsonís disease with suffer from anxiety, depression, hallucinations, delusions, or behavioral disorders. What causes psychiatric disorders in PD? Related to the disease process (loss of dopamine or other brain chemicals). A reaction to the diagnosis, altered interpersonal roles, disability, and other psychosocial features. Interaction between the disease and dopaminergic treatments for the disease (e.g. psychosis and dopamine medications, impulse control disorders and dopamine agonists).
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Domain: Medical
Category: Therapy
Depression and Anxiety in
Parkinson’s disease
Greg Pontone, MD
Director, Movement Disorders Psychiatry Clinical Programs at Johns Hopkins
Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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