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ISSN: Print -2349-0977, Online - 2349-4387
PRACTICE CHANGING CONTINUING EDUCATION: NEUROLOGY CLINICS
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-30

Neuropsychiatric aspects of Parkinson's disease


1 Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Sahil Mehta
Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2349-0977.168248

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Neuropsychiatric complications are an under recognized and undertreated aspect of Parkinson's disease (PD). A gamut of psychiatric disturbances can occur in PD and include depression, anxiety, psychosis, dementia, impulse control disorders, apathy, and sleep disturbances. They substantially affect the lives of the patients and their caregivers and have negative impact on the quality of life. Optimal assessment and treatment is the key to manage these patients.


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