Relationship between mood and motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Relationship between mood and motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Irene Hegeman Richard and Anne Wallace Justus and Roger M. Kurlan},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  volume={13 1},
Mood fluctuations have been reported in up to two-thirds of patients with Parkinson's disease who experience motor fluctuations. Most researchers indicate that mood fluctuations tend to be associated with motor fluctuations in that patients experience decreased mood when "off" (immobile) and elevated mood when "on" (mobile). Sixteen patients with Parkinson's disease and motor fluctuations completed hourly diaries for 7 consecutive days documenting their mood, anxiety, and motor states using… CONTINUE READING