Psychosis in Parkinson's disease: diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Psychosis in Parkinson's disease: diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Murali Doraiswamy and Wanda Leigh Martin and Aline Metz and Joseph Deveaugh-Geiss},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  volume={19 5},
1. This article reviews the prevalence, diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of psychosis in Parkinson's disease. 2. Psychosis in Parkinson's disease has been associated with all antiparkinsonian medications. The most common symptoms are vivid disturbing dreams, visual hallucinations and paranoid delusions. 3. The emergence of psychosis reduces the patient's functional capacity and increases caregiver burden. It also poses a therapeutic dilemma because effective treatment of psychotic… CONTINUE READING