Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-20726
Title: Psychopathological symptoms of depression in Parkinson's disease compared to major depression
Author(s): Merschdorf, Ursula
Berg, Daniela
Csoti, Ilona
Fornadi, F.
Merz, B.
Naumann, M.
Becker, G.
Supprian, Tillmann
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2003
OPUS Source: Psychopathology. - 36 (2003), S. 221 - 225
SWD key words: Parkinson-Krankheit
DDC notations: 610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Parkinson's disease is frequently associated with depressive symptoms. When depression occurs at early stages and before the onset of characteristic motor symptoms of the disease, differential diagnosis of major depression may be difficult. Differences in psychopathological features of depression in Parkinson's disease and major depression have been reported by some authors. This study presents data of 49 patients with depression in Parkinson's disease and 38 patients with major depression. Severity of depressive symptoms was equivalent in both groups. Depressive features did not differ between the two groups with exception of affective flattening, delusional ideas and suicide attempts. In conclusion, this investigation gives support to the assumption of a common neurobiological origin of depression in Parkinson's disease and major depression.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-1090
Date of registration: 30-Oct-2003
Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
Department: M - Neurologie und Psychiatrie
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