Parkinson's disease (PD) is complicated by a number of comorbid psychiatric symptoms that often overlap with the motor and other physical aspects of PD or may be caused by PD medications used to treat motor symptoms (e.g., impulse control disorders and dopamine agonists). In this webinar, Dr. Marsh will focus on the overlap of motor, cognitive, and psychiatric aspects of PD. Additionally, she will describe the features of comorbid psychiatric disturbances, including depression, anxiety and psychosis along with general approaches to treatment.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will:
- Understand the relationships between motor, cognitive and psychiatric dysfunction in PD over the course of the disease.
- Understand the common psychiatric diagnoses seen in patients with PD.
- Be familiar with appropriate treatments for neuropsychiatric disturbances in PD.
Laura Marsh, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Mental Health Care Line
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center