Testing an aetiological model of visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease.

@article{Gallagher2011TestingAA,
  title={Testing an aetiological model of visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={David A. Gallagher and L Parkkinen and Sean Stephen O'Sullivan and Alexander Spratt and Ameet Shah and Clare C Davey and Fion D. Bremner and Tamas R Revesz and David R. Williams and A. J. Lees and A Schrag},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={134 Pt 11},
  pages={3299-309}
}
The exact pathogenesis of visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease is not known but an integrated model has been proposed that includes impaired visual input and central visual processing, impaired brainstem regulation of sleep-wake cycle with fluctuating vigilance, intrusion of rapid eye movement dream imagery into wakefulness and emergence of internally generated imagery, cognitive dysfunction and influence of dopaminergic drugs. In a clinical study, we assessed motor and non-motor… CONTINUE READING