Psych Cog Disorders Parkinson Dis

Psych Cog Disorders Parkinson Dis

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Sergio E. Starkstein
Cambridge University Press, 8/21/2008
EAN 9780521663984, ISBN10: 0521663989

Paperback, 240 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 1.3 cm
Language: English

Emotional and cognitive disorders are common in Parkinson's disease, but are frequently overlooked or undertreated. This book provides a comprehensive account of these aspects of Parkinson's disease, based on the neurological and psychiatric assessment of hundreds of patients by the authors. It also offers a thorough survey of the published literature on the topic. Readers will find a complete and helpful overview of the clinical features and treatment of Parkinson's disease, followed by discussion of associated depressive disorders, anxiety, phobias, apathy, hallucinations, delusions and sleep disorders. Specific cognitive deficits are also discussed, and the mechanisms for these disorders explored. The book also addresses the psychiatric and cognitive side effects of anti-parkinsonian medications and surgical treatments. Offering sufficient scientific detail for the specialist in neurology and psychiatry, the clear practical guidelines, case studies and rating scales will meet the needs of all clinicians working with Parkinson's disease patients.

1. Introduction
2. Epidemiologic, clinical and therapeutic aspects of Parkinson's disease
3. Parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease
4. Cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease
5. Depression in Parkinson's disease
6. Anxiety, phobias, apathy and premorbid personality in Parkinson's disease
7. Neuropsychologic and psychiatric side-effects of antiparkinsonian medication
8. Treatment of psychiatric disorders in Parkinson's disease

'The layout and style is accessible and clear and the addition of clinical vignettes makes for an engaging and educational read ... There is sufficient scientific detail for the specialist, but with clear practical guidelines, case studies, and rating scales it will meet the needs of all those working with people who have PD.' The Lancet