Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

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Parkinson 's disease is a neurological disorder that is found mostly in older people around the age of 65. Parkinson 's disease causes many symptoms, including resting tremor and instability. A less well known side effect of Parkinson 's disease is psychosis. Psychosis has been defined in the past as an exhibition of hallucinations or illusions. Psychosis in Parkinson 's patients is far more common than in people without Parkinson 's disease. There is a drug that has been known to help Parkinson 's patients with psychosis symptoms without further enabling the diseases symptoms. There have not been many studies on the cause and prevention of studies of psychosis in Parkinson 's patients. This area of science is still very unclear. Much is still…show more content…
Treating Parkinson 's disease psychosis requires many variables to be known, for instance, sources that could be triggering the psychotic episodes. Aspects of Parkinson 's disease psychosis seems to be caused by the disease itself, rather than by the medicine used to treat Parkinson 's disease. The different symptoms of Parkinson 's disease psychosis differ based on many outside factors, such as medication, population, and definition. The most common symptom of psychosis is visual hallucination. Anywhere from 16 to 38 percent of patients experience visual hallucinations. Less irritating symptoms that develop in the earlier stages of Parkinson 's disease should be monitored because they may be an indicator of more serious symptoms later on. Psychosis is developed in the later stages of the disease. There are a few factors that might contribute to the progression of psychosis: pharmacological, disease-related, genetic, and other current medical conditions. Most Parkinson 's disease patients are already on Parkinson 's disease preventative medication, but thus far no studies have been able to prove that those preventative drugs are causing psychosis. Medicines other than the Parkinson 's disease medication might trigger psychosis, but as for now, there is no way to prove what is medicine induced and what is natural. Changes happening in the brain due to Parkinson 's disease is likely the biggest risk of causing psychosis in Parkinson 's disease patients. To date, there is no proof of genetics accounting for the prevalence of psychosis in Parkinson 's disease patients, but there have been very few studies overall. A very common stimulant of psychosis in Parkinson 's patients is another illness alongside Parkinson 's. If visual hallucinations are present in a patient with Parkinson 's disease, that could be indicative of cognitive decline. Because

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