Why are some Parkinson disease patients unaware of their dyskinesias?

@article{Jenkinson2009WhyAS,
  title={Why are some Parkinson disease patients unaware of their dyskinesias?},
  author={Paul M. Jenkinson and Nicola M. J. Edelstyn and Richard A. Stephens and SimonJ. Ellis},
  journal={Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          117-21
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that anosognosia for dyskinesias in Parkinson disease (PD) results from a failure to detect discrepancies between intended and actual movement. BACKGROUND PD patients often complain of drug-induced dyskinesias (involuntary movements) less than their carers. This remarkable unawareness is an example of anosognosia (ie, unawareness of deficits associated with an illness). A better understanding of anosognosia for dyskinesias in PD is important to understand the… CONTINUE READING
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