Association between White Matter Lesions and Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson Disease.

CONCLUSIONS: Among the non-motor symptoms, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and quality of life were significantly affected by WMLs in PD. Confirmation of the possible role of WMLs in non-motor symptoms associated with PD in a prospective manner may be crucial not only for understanding non-motor symptoms but also for the development of treatment strategies. PMID: 29870975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neuro-Degenerative Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurodegener Dis Source Type: research

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BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression in Parkinson's disease (PD) are often unrecognized, partially due to a complex relationship with sleep disorders and other PD-related symptoms. AIM: To gain more insight in anxiety, depression and sleep disorders in...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: There is an overlap, co-morbidity and interaction between anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and (non)motor symptoms, which warrants a multi-disciplinary approach to PD. Sleep disorders and cognitive dysfunctions may provide starting points for treatment and preventions of anxiety in PD. PMID: 31994713 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
What exactly is psychosis? What happens in the brain of a person with schizophrenia who is hallucinating? Schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers shares her personal hallucinations and delusions and Dr. Joseph Goldberg, who specializes in researching what goes on in the brain when someone is experiencing psychosis, joins to break down how the brain functions during psychotic episodes. Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard delve into these intense subjects in this episode of Inside Schizophrenia.  Highlights from “Psychosis in Schizophrenia” Episode [02:13]  Rachel, do...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior Disorders General Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Active psychosis Delusions Delusions Hallucinations Living with Schizoprenia Mental Disorder Mental Illness Psychology psychotic Psychotic Break Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Tai Chi training plus routine exercise might therefore be an ideal alternative non-pharmacological approach for the motor and non-motor symptoms of PD patients, and especially be more useful for the improvement of sleep quality and cognitive function in Parkinson's disease compared with routine exercise regimen alone. PMID: 31665879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sports Med Phys Fitness Source Type: research
Conclusions: EDS did not worsen over 10 years, although other PD aspects did. EDS in PD seems to be a complex nonmotor symptom that is unrelated to deterioration of motor symptoms in PD. PMID: 31583073 [PubMed]
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Rosanna Palmeri, Viviana Lo Buono, Lilla Bonanno, Chiara Sorbera, Vincenzo Cimino, Placido Bramanti, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Silvia MarinoAbstractSleep Disturbances are a non motor symptom very common in Parkinson’s Disease characterized by insomnia, worse quality of sleep and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. Several factors have been associated with these disorders, especially neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between sleep quality and mood dis...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Death & Dying General LifeHelper The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: We found that the frequency of RLS in the present patients with PD was higher than that in our previous study of a general population of RLS subjects. Compared to the PD patients without RLS, the present PD patients with RLS suffered from worse sleep quality and QoL, depression, anxiety, and autonomic disturbances, especially those with cardiovascular problems. PMID: 31286703 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease with an incidence of 1 in 100 people over 50  years of age. Most common symptoms seen in this population are related to the motor system, but with increased awareness of non-motor symptoms (NMS),such as anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, behavioral changes, sensory and sleep abnormalities are also being reported frequently, including anxi ety, depression, stress, fatigue, behavioral changes, sensory and sleep abnormalities have been reported [1].
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Authors: Berardelli I, Belvisi D, Pasquini M, Fabbrini A, Petrini F, Fabbrini G Abstract Introduction: reviewed studies that assessed the treatment of psychiatric disturbances in Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonisms. Neuropsychiatric disturbances in these conditions are frequent and have a profound impact on quality of life of patients and of their caregivers. It is therefore important to be familiar with the appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for treating these disorders. Areas covered: The authors searched for papers in English in Pubmed using the following keywords: Parkinso...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
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