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Assessment of behavioural and psychological symptoms is important in brain disorders
The recognition that psychiatric symptoms and behavioural disturbances are important in organic brain disorders has grown inexorably over the past 15 years. Their contribution to carer stress and institutionalisation is well recognised.1 More specifically, in Parkinson’s disease, researchers are becoming increasingly aware of the need to include the assessment of behavioural and psychological symptoms as important outcome measures in clinical trials, and clinicians are starting to recognise the need to identify and manage these symptoms in addition to focusing on the motor symptoms and …
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