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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 34:502-507 doi:10.1136/jnnp.34.5.502
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Psychiatric aspects in Parkinsonism treated with L-dopa

  1. António R. Damásio,
  2. João Lobo-Antunes,
  3. Carlos Macedo
  1. Department of Psychiatry and Neurology and Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisbon Faculty of Medicine, Portugal
  2. The Department of Neurology of the Hospitais Civis de Lisboa, Portugal

      Abstract

      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.