A practical guide to the management of various clinical issues seen in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD), this text emphasizes the need for coordinated care between the various professionals, as well as between professionals and caregivers. Providing an update on current developments in the neurology and management of PD, as well as the understanding and treatment of non-motor aspects of PD, the book also includes a variety of topics such as depression, psychosis, and anxiety.
'[This book] is effectively a comprehensive textbook of Parkingson's didease suitable for trainees, specialist nurses and all physicians and psychiatrists … Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the full range of fascinating aspects of this complex disease. As well as clinical evidence, it is full of eperience-based tips.' - Age and Ageing. 35:2, 2006
"This is an extremely useful new book focusing on the nonmotor complications of a common disease entity, Parkinson disease (PD). Written and edited by clinician-researchers in neuropsychiatry, this is a helpful guide for clinicians who treat the behavioral, cognitive, and psychiatric manifestations of this disease."
"Indeed, the editors and chapter authors have succeeded in making an accessible and practical guidebook for the care of patients with this disabling disease."
"This is an excellent and unique new book for the care of patients with PD. Clinicians who treats patients with PD are doing their patients a disservice if they are not aware of the information this useful book provides."
Michael Joel Schrift (Doody's Reviews, Aug 2006)
NEUROLOGY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE. An Update on the Neurology of Parkinson's Disease. An Update on the Management of Parkinson's Disease. Management of Advanced Stage Parkinson's Disease. Management of Associated Non-Motor Somatic Symptoms. COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE. Cognitive Impairment. Dementia. Dementia Secondary to Parkinson's disease vs. Dementia with Lewy Bodies. PSYCHIATRIC DISTURBANCES. Depression. Anxiety. Psychosis. Sleep. Behavioral Disturbances and Disinhibition Syndromes. SPECIAL TOPICS. Disability. Coping and Therapy. Personality. Rehabilitation. Nursing Home Issues. Advocacy Groups. Caregiver Issues. Appendix A. Resources. Appendix B. Standard Dosing of Psychiatric Medications in Patients with PD