5th Edition

Handbook of Parkinson's Disease

Edited By Rajesh Pahwa, Kelly E. Lyons Ph.D. Copyright 2013
    620 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014

    This volume has long prevailed as one of the leading resources on Parkinson's disease (PD). Fully updated with practical and engaging chapters on pathology, neurochemistry, etiology, and breakthrough research, this source spans every essential topic related to the identification, assessment, and treatment of PD.

    Reflecting the many advances that have taken place in the management of PD, this volume promotes a multidisciplinary approach to care and supplies new sections on the latest pharmacologic, surgical, and rehabilitative therapies, as well as essential diagnostic, imaging, and nonmotor management strategies.

    New to this edition:

    • Early identification of premotor symptoms
    • Potential disease modification agents
    • Physical and occupational therapy

    Early Iconography of Parkinson’s Disease; Christopher G. Goetz

    Epidemiology; Michele Rajput, Alex Rajput, Ali H. Rajput

    Differential Diagnosis; John Morgan, Kapil D. Sethi

    Pathophysiology and Clinical Assessment; Joseph Jankovic

    Premotor Symptoms

    Autonomic Dysfunction and Management; Richard B. Dewey

    Sleep Dysfunction; Laura Nieder, K. Ray Chaudhuri

    Neuropsychological Aspects; Alexander I Tröster, Steven Paul Woods

    Management of Anxiety and Depression; Jack Chen

    Management of Psychosis and Dementia; Kelvin L. Chou, Hubert H. Fernandez

    Neuroimaging; Ken Marek, Danna Jennings, John Seibyl

    Neuropathology; Dennis W. Dickson

    Neurophysiology and Neurocircuitry; Erwin B Montgomery, John T Gale

    Animal Models; Giselle Petzinger, Michael W. Jakowec

    Genetics; Akiko Imamura, Matthew J. Farrer, Wszolek K. Zbigniew

    Environmental Risk Factors; Brad A. Racette

    Disease Modification; David Kremens

    Amantadine and Anticholinergics; Khashayar Dashtipour, Joseph Chung, Allan Wu, Mark Lew

    Levodopa; Stewart A. Factor

    Dopamine Agonists; Valerie Street, Mark Stacy

    MAO inhibitors; Alex Rajput, Theresa A Zesiewicz, Robert Hauser

    COMT Inhibitors; Ronald F. Pfeiffer

    Investigational Pharmacological Treatments; William G. Ondo

    Deep Brain Stimulation; Kelly Lyons, Rajesh Pahwa

    Investigational Surgical Therapies; Joseph S Neimat, Parag G Patil, Andres M Lozano

    Physical and Occupational Therapy; Bas Bloem

    Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders; Shimon Sapir, Lorraine Ramig, Cynthia Fox

    Alternative Therapies; Jill Marjama-Lyons


    Rajesh Pahwa MD is a clinician and Laverne and Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology and Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center, University of Kansas Medical Center.

    Kelly E Lyons PhD is Director of Research and Education at the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center, University of Kansas Medical Center.

    "…This new edition of the Handbook of Parkinson's Disease covers all new aspects of the condition and fulfils all the needs of an authoritative and recent update. The editors have put together an excellent group of authors. Each of them is a well-known specialist in their field and the chapters are scholarly and easy to read."
    —Günther Deuschl, Professor of Neurology, Chairman of the Department of Neurology, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Universiätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (from the Foreword)

    "a thorough and wide ranging overview of the differential diagnosis, investigation, management and pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD). … anyone who is either involved in the medical management of patients with PD, or researches the condition, would benefit from having access to this book." Highly Commended."
    —2014 BMA Medical Book Awards

    Praise for the Previous Edition

    "…valuable to the neurologist or psychiatrist who treats Parkinson's patients or to anyone who enjoys the pure intellectual pleasure of watching scientific progress unfold in the understanding of Parkinson's disease."
    Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

    "...covers all aspects of Parkinson's disease and is the best general text on the topic."
    Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry