Treatment of depression in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Treatment of depression in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Matthew A. Menza and Roseanne Defronzo Dobkin and Humberto Mar{\'i}n},
  journal={Current psychiatry reports},
  volume={8 3},
Depression is one of the most common nonmotor features observed in Parkinson's disease (PD), affecting approximately 40% of patients. Depression in Parkinson's disease (dPD) significantly affects quality of life of both patients and their families and has been shown to be more predictive of distress than motor disability. Depression frequently goes unrecognized in this population, however, in part because the diagnosis is often complicated by the overlap of psychiatric and PD symptoms. The… CONTINUE READING
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