Clinical vignettes in Parkinson's disease: A collection of unusual medication-induced hallucinations, delusions, and compulsive behaviours

Joseph H. Friedman*, P. Agarwal, R. Alcalay, K. J. Black, K. L. Chou, L. Cote, P. Dayalu, S. Frank, J. Hartlein, R. A. Hauser, A. E. Lang, L. Marsh, F. Marshall, C. Moskowitz, B. Ravina, D. Riley, J. Sanchez-Ramos, D. K. Simon, T. Simuni, J. SuttonP. Tuite, D. Weintraub, T. Zesiewicz

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Abstract

Hallucinations, delusions, and compulsive behaviors are frequent iatrogenic complications of the treatment of motor dysfunction in Parkinson's disease (PD). Although these have been studied, and the phenomenology described, there are few detailed descriptions of the various psychiatric problems our treated PD patients live with that allow physicians who do not have a great deal of experience with PD patients to appreciate the extent of their altered lives. This report is a compilation of vignettes describing these behavioral problems that the treating neurologist or psychiatrist attributed to the medications used for treating PD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-476
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Volume121
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Compulsions
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Narratives
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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