Anhedonia in Japanese patients with Parkinson's disease: analysis using the Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale.

@article{Miura2012AnhedoniaIJ,
  title={Anhedonia in Japanese patients with Parkinson's disease: analysis using the Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale.},
  author={Shiroh Miura and Hideki Kida and Jouchi Nakajima and Kazuhito Noda and Kunihiko Nagasato and Mitsuyoshi Ayabe and Hisamichi Aizawa and Michael G. Hauser and Takayuki Taniwaki},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={352-5}
}
BACKGROUND Anhedonia, a lowered ability to experience physical or social pleasure, has recently been recognized as a non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease. OBJECTIVE To identify the frequency of anhedonia and the factors influencing hedonic tone in Japanese patients with Parkinson's disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We recruited 86 consecutive outpatients with a clinical diagnosis of PD attending two Japanese hospitals (one university hospital and one community hospital) in February 2010. We… CONTINUE READING