Parkinson’s Disease

Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease


Publishing date
15 Apr 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Oct 2010

Lead Editor

1First Department of Neurology, Masaryk University and St. Anne's Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic

2Akershus University Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway


Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Description

Despite the emphasis on the motor function of Parkinson's disease (PD), several studies have shown that the nonmotor symptoms have a greater significance than the motor symptoms when assessed in terms of quality of life measures, institutionalization rates, or health economics. They include depression, apathy, sleep disorders, cognitive impairment and dementia, autonomic, gastrointestinal, and sensory symptoms in particular. Dopamine replacement therapy in PD (and high doses of DA agonists in particular) can lead to several neuropsychiatric side effects such as the development of hallucinations, psychosis, somnolence, disorders of impulse control such as pathological gambling, and dopamine dysregulation syndrome. Cognitive and neuropsychiatric after effects of surgical treatments for PD and specifically deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus bilaterally have also drawn special attention.

We particularly take an interest in manuscripts that report epidemiological data for different nonmotor symptoms of PD, deal with appropriate instruments and investigations for diagnostic and long-term monitoring purposes, and explore pathophysiological mechanisms of specific symptoms such as, using imaging techniques. Drug trials, surgical outcomes that deal with nonmotor aspects, and reviews that summarize the results of clinical therapeutic trials as well as nonmotor side effects of established treatments of PD are welcome. Main topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mild cognitive impairment and dementia in PD
  • Impulse control disorders and dopamine dysregulation syndrome
  • Psychosis
  • Apathy, anxiety, depressive symptoms, and depression
  • Sexual disturbances and somnolence
  • Imaging of nonmotor symptoms of PD
  • Instruments for screening and monitoring of specific nonmotor symptoms
  • Psychiatric and other nonmotor side effects of dopaminergic drugs and deep brain stimulation for PD
  • Effects of nonmotor symptoms on quality of life
  • Reviews of treatment strategies for nonmotor symptom of PD

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/pd/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 351461
  • - Editorial

Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Irena Rektorova | Dag Aarsland | ... | Antonio P. Strafella
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 125271
  • - Clinical Study

The Possible Clinical Predictors of Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease: A Study of 135 Patients as Part of International Nonmotor Scale Validation Project

Vinod Metta | Kartik Logishetty | ... | K. Ray Chaudhuri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 679283
  • - Case Report

Dementia after DBS Surgery: A Case Report and Literature Review

I. Rektorova | Z. Hummelova | M. Balaz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 742907
  • - Research Article

A Perfusion MRI Study of Emotional Valence and Arousal in Parkinson’s Disease

Sunsern Limsoontarakul | Meghan C. Campbell | Kevin J. Black
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 924605
  • - Review Article

Bladder, Bowel, and Sexual Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease

Ryuji Sakakibara | Masahiko Kishi | ... | Tomonori Yamanishi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 219056
  • - Review Article

Sleep Disturbances Associated with Parkinson's Disease

Keisuke Suzuki | Masayuki Miyamoto | ... | Koichi Hirata
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 746303
  • - Research Article

The On-Freezing Phenomenon: Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects

Rita Moretti | Paola Torre | ... | Giuseppe Bellini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 737523
  • - Review Article

The Role of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Patients with Depression in Parkinson's Disease

Andreas Charidimou | John Seamons | ... | Anette Schrag
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 159621
  • - Research Article

Impact of External Cue Validity on Driving Performance in Parkinson's Disease

Karen Scally | Judith L. Charlton | ... | Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 594860
  • - Review Article

Imaging Impulsivity in Parkinson's Disease and the Contribution of the Subthalamic Nucleus

Nicola Ray | Francesca Antonelli | Antonio P. Strafella
Parkinson’s Disease
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