Ballard,J.H. Friedman

Fast Facts: Psychosis in Parkinson's Disease

Psychosis affects nearly 50% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is a major therapeutic challenge, as a balance needs to be found between the PD medications that can exacerbate psychotic symptoms and the antipsychotics that may worsen motor function. Focusing on the most common side effects of PD medications, namely visual hallucinations and delusions, this highly readable handbook will increase readers’ awareness of: • the various presentations of psychosis in PD • modifiable risk factors • prescribing that balances the benefits and potential harms. Detailed case studies and evidence-based guidance for practical application make 'Fast Facts: Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease' an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals responsible for the outpatient care of patients with PD, including neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, psychiatric nurse practitioners, specialist PD nurses and primary care providers.
100 printed pages
Original publication



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