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Emotionalism in Parkinson's disease

  • Peter Madeley (a1), Colin Anthony Biggins (a2) (a1), Jane L Boyd (a1), Richard H S Mindham (a1) and Ernest G S Spokes (a3)...

Abstract

Forty seven patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) were assessed to ascertain the presence or absence of emotionalism. Thirty eight per cent of the sample reported being more tearful since the onset of PD than previously. Five patients (10.6%) were found to exhibit emotionalism according to specified criteria. Emotionalism in PD is not solely associated with lowered mood or global cognitive impairment.

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Emotionalism in Parkinson's disease

  • Peter Madeley (a1), Colin Anthony Biggins (a2) (a1), Jane L Boyd (a1), Richard H S Mindham (a1) and Ernest G S Spokes (a3)...

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