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Behavioural disturbances are frequently observed in Parkinson's disease (PD), including mood and anxiety disorders. The existence of a comorbidity between such psychiatric disorders in PD patients has been suggested only in a few studies. To assess the prevalence of mood and anxiety disturbances, and the rate of comorbidity of such disorders in PD.(More)
We prospectively evaluated the frequency, time-course and predisposing factors of phantom eye syndrome in 53 patients who underwent surgical eye amputation to cure ocular cancer. Before surgery, patients were classified as Group I (n = 25) if they had no history of headache or Group II (n = 28) if they were headache sufferers. Three clinical patterns were(More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been used in the treatment of depression in patients with PD. Conflicting data as to whether selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors worsen parkinsonian motor symptomatology have been reported. In this study, the additional 6 months therapy with paroxetine 20 mg/d in a group of depressed patients with PD did not(More)
A multicenter study was carried out in 10 Italian Headache Centers to investigate the prevalence of psychosocial stress and psychiatric disorders listed by the IHS classification as the "most likely causative factors" of tension-type headache (TTH). Two hundred and seventeen TTH adult outpatients consecutively recruited underwent a structured psychiatric(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) affect almost all people with dementia at some stage during the progression of disease. The current study aimed at replicating previous findings on BPSD clustering in behavioral sub-syndromes. METHODS One hundred and sixty-six consecutive outpatients with dementia attending a(More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been reported to be useful in the treatment of depression in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, a few reports have suggested that SSRIs may worsen parkinsonian motor symptomatology and extrapyramidal side effects have been reported in depressed patients treated with SSRIs. So far, no(More)
The efficacy of flunarizine in migraine prophylaxis is confirmed in both open and controlled trials. However, it is unknown what factors may influence a good response to prophylaxis with flunarizine. The aim of this study was to determine the possible predictive factors for therapeutic responsiveness to 3 months' treatment with flunarizine. One-hundred(More)
In an open-label trial, we evaluated the efficacy of clozapine on abnormal involuntary movements in five patients with Huntington's chorea. We administered clozapine at increasing doses of 25, 50, and 150 mg/d for 3 weeks. Subjective self-evaluation of all patients reported reduction of chorea and improvement of daily living activities. At the end of the(More)