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The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease
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The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Patrick McNamara

Abstract

Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) suffer most visibly with such motor deficits as tremor and rigidity and less obviously with a range of nonmotor symptoms, including autonomic dysfunction, mood disorders, and cognitive impairment. The neuropsychiatric disturbances of PD can be as disabling as its motor disorders, but they have only recently begun to be studied intensively by clinicians and scientists. This book examines the major neuropsychiatric syndromes of PD in detail and offers a cognitive theory that accounts for both their neurology and their phenomenology. It offers a review of kn ... More

Keywords: autonomic dysfunction, mood disorders, cognitive impairment, neuropsychiatric syndromes, cognitive theory, personality changes, speech symptoms, language symptoms, apathy, dementia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262016087
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick McNamara, author