Parkinson Disease: When There’s No Fight Left

May 15, 2018

An update on the prevalence and features of demoralization in patients with PD.

Koo and colleagues1 sought to determine the prevalence and features of demoralization in patients with Parkinson disease (PD).

The findings indicated demoralization can compromise a patient’s motor dysfunction and while it is pervasive, it is different from depression. The primary difference is an inability to cope in patients who are demoralized. The authors stated, “Treatment approaches are also different, making it important to identify demoralization in patients with PD.”

Reference

1. Koo BB, Chow CA, Shah DR. Demoralization in Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2018;90:e1613-e1617.