Effects of dopaminergic medications on psychosis and motor function in dementia with Lewy bodies.

@article{Goldman2008EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dopaminergic medications on psychosis and motor function in dementia with Lewy bodies.},
  author={Jennifer G Goldman and Christopher G{\"o}tz and Melanie Brandabur and Michelle Sanfilippo and Glenn T. Stebbins},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 15},
  pages={2248-50}
}
Dopaminergic treatment in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) requires balancing risk of worsened psychosis and potential motor benefit. We assessed the effects of increased dopaminergic medication on psychosis and motor function in DLB. We studied 19 subjects fulfilling probable DLB Consensus criteria before and after increased dopaminergic medications. Standard clinical measures included: Thought Disorder score from the Unified Parkinson's disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) Part I, total motor score… CONTINUE READING