Prevalence and correlates of parkinsonism in patients with primary depression

Sergio Starkstein, G. Petracca, E. Chemerinski, M. Merello

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    The authors examined the prevalence, clinical correlates, and longitudinal changes of parkinsonism in 94 patients with primary depression and 20 healthy control subjects. Parkinsonism was present in 20% of patients with primary depression. This syndrome was significantly associated with older age, more severe depression, and more severe cognitive impairment. In a subgroup of depressed patients, parkinsonism was reversible upon recovery from the mood disorder.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)553-555
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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