Parkinson’s Disease

Neurobehavioral Disorders associated with Parkinson’s Disease


Publishing date
01 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jul 2011

1Department of Behavioral Health, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX 79920, USA

2Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA

3Department of Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA

4University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL 32806, USA


Neurobehavioral Disorders associated with Parkinson’s Disease

Description

It is well recognized that Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with changes in higher cognitive functions. For example, PD is frequently associated with a decline in executive function as well as changes in memory and visual-spatial ability. Moreover, these changes in cognitive function can occur independently of a global cognitive decline, with the clinical course of these cognitive changes presenting quite distinctly from that of Parkinson's dementia. However, much remains to be learned about these cognitive changes in PD. For example, it is well known that PD predominantly affects dopaminergic function resulting in motor dysfunction and impacting frontal, cortical, and basal ganglia connections, thus affecting frontal executive functions. However, PD also affects other neurotransmitter systems, including norepinephrine, serotonin, and acetylcholine, and it is unclear how changes in these neurotransmitter systems affect cognitive function in PD. It is also well recognized that the initial cognitive effects in PD typically involve frontal executive functions. However, it is not entirely clear how these executive deficits affect or interact with other domains of cognitive function. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive and emotional changes that occur in PD
  • Changes in cognitive or emotional function related to pharmacological or surgical interventions
  • The influence of other neurotransmitters on cognitive, emotional, and behavioral function in PD
  • Changes in cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioral function associated with the progression of Parkinson's plus syndromes

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 308097
  • - Clinical Study

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Iracema Leroi | Hiranmayi Pantula | ... | Vijay Harbishettar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 142372
  • - Research Article

The Anticholinesterase Phenserine and Its Enantiomer Posiphen as 5Untranslated-Region-Directed Translation Blockers of the Parkinson’s Alpha Synuclein Expression

Sohan Mikkilineni | Ippolita Cantuti-Castelvetri | ... | Jack T. Rogers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 469126
  • - Clinical Study

Psychosis Assessment in Early-Stage Parkinson’s Disease: Comparing Parkinson’s Psychosis Questionnaire with the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale in a Portuguese Sample

I. Cargaleiro | M. Serra | ... | P. Bugalho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 769506
  • - Clinical Study

The Prevalence of Fatigue Following Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery in Parkinson's Disease and Association with Quality of Life

Benzi M. Kluger | Veronica Parra | ... | Michael S. Okun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 174079
  • - Clinical Study

Metacognitive Performance, the Tip-of-Tongue Experience, Is Not Disrupted in Parkinsonian Patients

Justin D. Oh-Lee | Sarah M. Szymkowicz | ... | Hajime Otani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 603631
  • - Review Article

Dopamine Agonists and Pathologic Behaviors

Brendan J. Kelley | Andrew P. Duker | Peter Chiu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 564812
  • - Research Article

Web-Based Assessment of Visual and Visuospatial Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease

Melissa M. Amick | Ivy N. Miller | ... | Alice Cronin-Golomb
Parkinson’s Disease
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Acceptance rate38%
Submission to final decision97 days
Acceptance to publication45 days
CiteScore2.270
Impact Factor2.051
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