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Psychiatric Issues in Parkinson's Disease
A Practical Guide

ISBN 9781841844916
Published November 29, 2005 by CRC Press
356 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


Jeff Cummings (Los Angeles, USA)


Matthew Menza (Piscataway, NJ, USA) and Laura Marsh (Baltimore, MD, USA)

Section I. Neurology of Parkinson’s Disease

1. An Update on the Neurology of Parkinson’s Disease

Margery H. Mark (New Brunswick, NJ, USA)

2. An Update on the Management of Parkinson’s Disease

David J. Burn (Newcastle, UK)

3. Management of Advanced Stage Parkinson’s Disease

Irene Richard (Rochester, NY, USA)

4. Management of Associated Non-Motor Somatic Symptoms

Kevin Biglan (Baltimore, USA)

Section II. Cognitive Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease

5. Cognitive Impairment

Susan Bassett (Baltimore, USA)

6. Dementia

Alex Troster and Dan Kaufer (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)

7. Dementia Secondary to Parkinson’s disease vs. Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Dag Aarsland (Stavanger, Norway) and Laura Marsh (Baltimore, MD, USA)

Section III. Psychiatric Disturbances

8. Depression

William McDonald (Atlanta, USA) and Dan Weintraub (Philadelphia, USA)

9. Anxiety

Matthew Menza (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

10. Psychosis

Laura Marsh (Baltimore, USA)


11. Sleep

Matthew Menza (Piscataway, NJ USA)

12. Behavioral Disturbances and Disinhibition Syndromes

Laura Marsh (Baltimore, USA)

Section IV. Special Topics

13. Disability

Susan Bassett (Baltimore, USA)

14. Coping and Therapy

Leslie Frazier (Miami, USA)

15. Personality

Matthew Menza (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

16. Rehabilitation

Diane Playford (London, UK)

17. Nursing Home Issues

Becky Dunlop and Melissa Gerstenhaber (Baltimore, USA)

18. Advocacy Groups

Joan Samuellson and Benjamin J. Kirby (Washington DC)

19. Caregiver Issues

Lee Hyer (Piscataway, NJ)

Appendix A. Resources

An alphabetical list of the resources, including lists of advocacy organizations and websites for up-to-date information on PD.

Appendix B. Standard Dosing of Psychiatric Medications in Patients with PD (Table)

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Matthew Menza, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Acting Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA.

Laura Marsh, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.


'[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)