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CLINICAL CASE CONFERENCE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-90

Psychosis in an elderly patient with parkinson's disease: issues and considerations


1 Department of Psychiatry, A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neurology, Neurosciences centre, A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajesh Sagar
Department of Psychiatry, A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-8990.153718

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Psychosis in Parkinson's disease (PD) is a frequently documented clinical phenomenon, whicj poses several clinical and management issues. The antagonistic nature of medications makes the treatment more challenging. The advanced age and medical co morbidities call for a more cautious monitoring. The goal should be to make the patient optimally functional as far as motor and psychotic symptoms are concerned. The case discussed here demonstrates a case of psychosis occurring in the context of PD, and highlights the complex issues involved in the management, and discuss them in light of recent research.


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