1st Edition

Psychiatric Issues in Parkinson's Disease A Practical Guide

Edited By Matthew Menza, Laura Marsh Copyright 2005
    356 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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)



    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)