Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour

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

Psychosis in an elderly patient with parkinson«SQ»s disease: issues and considerations


Arghya Pal1, Raman Deep Pattanayak1, Rajesh Sagar1, Vinay Goyal2 
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

Psychosis in Parkinson«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Pal A, Pattanayak RD, Sagar R, Goyal V. Psychosis in an elderly patient with parkinson's disease: issues and considerations.J Mental Health Hum Behav 2014;19:87-90


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Pal A, Pattanayak RD, Sagar R, Goyal V. Psychosis in an elderly patient with parkinson's disease: issues and considerations. J Mental Health Hum Behav [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];19:87-90
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