Neurological Sciences

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 35–40 | Cite as

Psychiatric symptoms in Parkinson’s disease assessed with the SCL-90R self-reported questionnaire

  • Chiara Siri
  • Roberto Cilia
  • Danilo De Gaspari
  • Federica Villa
  • Stefano Goldwurm
  • Catalano Marco
  • Gianni Pezzoli
  • Angelo Antonini
Original Article

Abstract

The frequency of psychopathological symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is often underestimated because of the lack of comprehensive evaluation tools. A total of 486 consecutive non-demented PD patients completed the Symptom Checklist 90 Revised (SCL-90R) self-reported questionnaire, a validated tool for the assessment of psychopathological symptoms on nine dimensions. Somatization, depression, anxiety and obsessive–compulsive behaviors were reported by nearly half of the PD patients. They were more likely to occur in females. Disease-related factors such as duration, severity and daily dosages, but not type of dopaminergic medications, were associated with the occurrence of these symptoms. Psychopathological features are frequent in PD and their occurrence is underlined by disease-related factors.

Keywords

Movement disorders Parkinson disease SCL-90R Psychiatric symptoms 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chiara Siri
    • 1
  • Roberto Cilia
    • 1
    • 2
  • Danilo De Gaspari
    • 1
  • Federica Villa
    • 3
  • Stefano Goldwurm
    • 1
  • Catalano Marco
    • 4
  • Gianni Pezzoli
    • 1
  • Angelo Antonini
    • 1
  1. 1.Parkinson InstituteIstituti Clinici di PerfezionamentoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neurosciences, S. Gerardo HospitalUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMonzaItaly
  3. 3.I.R.C.C.S. “E. Medea”Associazione “la Nostra Famiglia” Bosisio PariniLeccoItaly
  4. 4.IRCCS H San RaffaeleUniversità Vita e SaluteMilanItaly

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