Psychiatric aspects in Parkinsonism treated with L-dopa
- Department of Psychiatry and Neurology and Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisbon Faculty of Medicine, Portugal
- The Department of Neurology of the Hospitais Civis de Lisboa, Portugal
Psychiatric aspects of patients with Parkinsonism treated with L-dopa are described. These include acute psychosis in patients with or without previous psychiatric illness and worsening or improvement of pre-existing psychiatric conditions. Therapeutic management is discussed The relevance of these studies to the understanding of the psychiatric aspects of Parkinsonism in general is discussed.