Parkinson’s Disease

Behavioral and Emotional Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease


Publishing date
01 Jun 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Feb 2019

Lead Editor

1Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

2University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA

3St George’s University of London, London, UK


Behavioral and Emotional Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease

Description

Alongside the major research interest in the physiology of motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease (PD), there has been a parallel interest in nonmotor symptoms including, but not limited to, autonomic, sleep, cognitive, and behavioral and emotional disturbances. Behavioral and emotional dysfunction, in particular, remain frequent yet poorly understood clinical features of PD, frequently presenting since the very first stages of disease, even before the onset of motor symptoms. Several mechanisms, likely related to multiple functional pathways, may take part in behavioral and emotional dysfunction in PD. These include changes in basal ganglia and in limbic system as well as abnormal interactions with other structures, including cortical areas. Still, a clear insight in the mechanisms underlying behavioral and emotional dysfunction in PD remains unclear. A deeper understanding of the pathophysiological basis of the dysfunctional pathways involved in the behavioral and emotional processing in PD is of utmost importance to foster the development of innovative and tailored therapeutic interventions.

This special issue aims to raise interest in original research articles reporting new clinical and pathophysiological observations related to behavioral and emotional dysfunction in PD. Behavioral research submissions and review articles describing the current state of the art are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Evidence of behavioral and emotional dysfunction in different stages of PD
  • Pathophysiological studies using neuroimaging and neurophysiology (including invasive and noninvasive techniques)
  • Novel therapeutic approaches, TMS, tDCS, and DBS

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1749525
  • - Editorial

Behavioral and Emotional Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease

Matteo Bologna | Aristide Merola | Lucia Ricciardi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5480913
  • - Research Article

Impairment in Theory of Mind in Parkinson’s Disease Is Explained by Deficits in Inhibition

Jennifer A. Foley | Claire Lancaster | ... | Lisa Cipolotti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5351749
  • - Research Article

Increased Cortical Thickness in Attentional Networks in Parkinson’s Disease with Minor Hallucinations

Caspian M. Sawczak | Alexander J. Barnett | Melanie Cohn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1642087
  • - Research Article

The Association between DRD3 Ser9Gly Polymorphism and Depression Severity in Parkinson’s Disease

Yan Zhi | Yongsheng Yuan | ... | Kezhong Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7832487
  • - Research Article

Impulsive-Compulsive Behaviours in Belgian-Flemish Parkinson’s Disease Patients: A Questionnaire-Based Study

Emke Maréchal | Benjamin Denoiseux | ... | David Crosiers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3604372
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Motivational Modulation of Motor Behaviour with Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease

Maja Kojovic | Andrea Higgins | ... | Marjan Jahanshahi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5789424
  • - Review Article

Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease: Antagonistic Pleiotropy Phenomena Derived from α-Synuclein Evolvability?

Yoshiki Takamatsu | Masayo Fujita | ... | Makoto Hashimoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7347859
  • - Research Article

Reliability and Validity of the Geriatric Depression Scale in Italian Subjects with Parkinson’s Disease

Perla Massai | Francesca Colalelli | ... | Giovanni Galeoto
Parkinson’s Disease
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