Archivi categoria: Parkinson Disease

Misidentification syndromes at the interface of neurology and psychiatry

As neurologists, sometimes we deal with special « delusions ». Misidentification syndromes are rare neurologic conditions in which the patient attributes a wrong identity (a sort of hypo-identification) to people (Capgras syndrome or doubles’ illusion), to places (reduplicative amnesia), or believes that … Continua a leggere

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Micrographia

Micrographia is a frequent symptom of Parkinson’s disease, often one of the first. Its association with the disease is straightforward: 75-90% of patients with Parkinson show micrographia, the presence of micrographia allows the diagnosis of PD in almost all cases. … Continua a leggere

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Brain imaging and bioimaging for Parkinson’s Disease

Bioimaging for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) could be useful, especially for those patients consulting for the first time and not fulfilling entirely the diagnostic criteria. I refer to patients with limited features of the disease (atypical tremor, predominant postural tremor, incertitude … Continua a leggere

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Parkinson disease and anxiety

I think that anxiety is one of the most common non-motor symptom of Parkinson disease (PD) at the early stages of the disease. An anxiety profile that is specific to PD has not been defined. DSM diagnostic criteria of anxiety … Continua a leggere

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Visual hallucinosis/hallucinations and Parkinson disease

Complex visual hallucinations and hallucinosis occurs frequently (5-40%) in patients with Parkinson’s disease, especially after many years of treatment with dopaminergic drugs. Duration and severity of the disease, the presence of depression, sleep problems and cognitive decline are predisposing factors. … Continua a leggere

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