Anxiety rating scales in Parkinson's disease: critique and recommendations.

  title={Anxiety rating scales in Parkinson's disease: critique and recommendations.},
  author={Albert F. G. Leentjens and Kathy Dujardin and Laura Marsh and Pablo Mart{\'i}nez-Mart{\'i}n and Irene Hegeman Richard and Sergio E. Starkstein and Daniel J. Weintraub and Christina Sampaio and Werner Poewe and Oliver Rascol and Glenn T. Stebbins and Christopher G{\"o}tz},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={23 14},
Anxiety syndromes are common in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with up to 30% suffering from panic disorder, and up to 11% from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Anxiety is associated with increased subjective motor symptoms, more severe gait problems, dyskinesias, freezing, and on/off fluctuations. Anxiety has a negative impact on health related… CONTINUE READING