Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's disease

Arthur Kummer, Antonio Lucio Teixeira

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is traditionally regarded as a movement disorder. In recent years, however, non-motor symptoms have been considered significant factors of disability at all stages of the illness. Behavioral and psychological symptoms or neuropsychiatric syndromes associated with PD are frequent and may represent a challenge in the management of these patients. They include anxiety, depression, psychosis, sleep, sexual and impulse control disorders, apathy and cognitive dysfunction. Their pathogenesis in PD is complex, involving neurodegenerative, drug-related and psychological mechanisms. We will review the current knowledge of this growing field, also focusing on the management of theses syndromes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)930-939
Number of pages10
JournalArquivos de neuro-psiquiatria
Issue number3 B
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry


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