Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Cognition in Patients with a Recent Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary

People with newly diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease appear to be twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than the general population. Depression in Parkinson’s patients appears to remain under-recognised and often untreated.

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Reference

Depression ‘more common’ in early Parkinson’s. London: BBC Health News, August 16th 2014.

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Reference

de la Riva, P. Smith, K. Xie, SX. [and] Weintraub, D. (2014). Course of psychiatric symptoms and global cognition in early Parkinson Disease. Neurology. August 15th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Under-Treatment of Depression in Cancer Patients

Possibly also of interest, three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed do not receive the psychological therapy which might help.

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Reference

Mundasad, S. (2014). Cancer patients with depression ‘are being overlooked’. London: BBC Health News, August 28th 2014.

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