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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-137

Consultation-liaison approach for the management of psychiatric manifestations in Parkinson's disease and related disorders: A report from Neuropsychiatric Hospital, India


1 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Harish Thippeswamy
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.130971

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Background: Non-motor psychiatric manifestations of Parkinson's disease have been increasingly noted to contribute to morbidity and mortality. Materials and Methods: We studied the psychiatric manifestations among inpatients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders by examining the referrals (N = 127) to consultation-liaison psychiatry services from neurology/neurosurgery between July 2009 and April 2010 using structured clinical proforma. Results: Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders was the most common neurological diagnosis (19%). The most common reason for referral was depression (38%) followed by behavioral problems (33%). Post-assessment, depression rates were higher (54%) and behavioral manifestations were diagnosed as sleep problems (13%), organic psychiatric syndrome (13%), psychosis (8%), anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (8%), nil psychiatry (4%). Conclusion: Psychiatric comorbidity is high among in-patients with movement disorders and affective changes are common. Timely assessment using structured clinical proforma would help in enhanced detection of depression in patients with movement disorders.


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