Parkinson's Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443064173

Parkinson's Disease

1st Edition

Your Questions Answered

Authors: Thomas Foltynie Roger Barker Simon Lewis
Paperback ISBN: 9780443064173
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 17th October 2002
Page Count: 224

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Table of Contents

  • A background knowledge of Parkinson's Disease: Aetiology, epidemiology, and pathology
  • Recognizing a patient with PD – History and examination
  • Disorders of mood and thinking in PD
  • Confirming the diagnosis of PD
  • Drug treatment of early PD – Motor symptoms
  • Drug treatment of PD – Non-motor symptoms
  • Complications of PD and treatment of advanced disease
  • Surgical treatment of PD
  • Non-drug treatment of PD and social issues
  • Differential diagnoses of PD and their relevance for the GP
  • Sources of further information and support

Appendices: Rating scales for assessment of PD
Glossary of terms


Written in the popular question and answer format of the Your Questions Answered series, this resource provides all of the information primary care providers need to understand Parkinson's Disease and to deliver effective care. The information is up to date, evidence-based, and appropriate for sharing with patients and families who wish to learn more about the nature of the disease and the various management options.

Key Features

  • Answers the questions that are frequently asked by patients.
  • Discusses both commonplace and rarer issues.
  • Covers all of the drug treatments available today, including their benefits and side effects.
  • Explores treatments currently under development, such as gene therapy and biological therapy (i.e. brain cell transplantation).
  • Includes useful information on web sites and associations.


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About the Authors

Thomas Foltynie Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Research Registrar, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Roger Barker Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Neurology, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Simon Lewis Author