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Parkinson's disease (PD) psychosis

PD-related delusions and hallucinations distort what is real1

Prevalence of PD psychosis

Approximately 50% of patients may develop psychosis over the course of their disease
  • PD psychosis is a common aspect of Parkinson's disease2
  • Approximately 50% of patients with PD may develop psychosis over the course of their disease

Patients with PD psychosis often remain silent about their symptoms3,4

80% to 90% of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis Don’t Voluntarily Report Symptoms80% to 90% of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis Don’t Voluntarily Report Symptoms
Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease May Change Over Time, Icon

Symptoms of PD psychosis may change over time5,6

When Patients Lose Insight Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis May Become Threatening, Icon

When patients lose insight, symptoms of PD psychosis may become threatening1,5

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The importance of symptom recognition in PD psychosis

Proactively discussing the link between PD and the possibility of psychosis can help you identify and treat symptoms at the first sign1,6-8

Parkinson’s Disease Visual Symptoms, Icon
Visual Hallucinations9,10

Usually seeing actual people (living or deceased), or animals

Parkinson’s Disease Auditory Hallucinations Symptoms, Icon
Auditory Hallucinations9,10

Often involves hearing voices or music

Parkinson’s Disease Olfactory Hallucinations Symptoms, Icon
Olfactory Hallucinations9,10

Smelling things that aren’t there

Parkinson’s Disease Tactile Hallucinations Symptoms, Icon
Tactile Hallucinations9,10

Includes the feeling of something touching or moving on the skin

Parkinson’s Disease Illusions Symptoms, Icon

Misidentification of actual stimuli, for example, believing that a belt is actually a snake

Parkinson’s Disease False Sense of Presence Symptoms, Icon
False Sense of Presence9,10

Experience that someone is present when nobody is actually there

Parkinson’s Disease Delusions of Persecution Symptoms, Icon
Delusions of Persecution11,12

Beliefs of conspiracy (being followed, a room being bugged, telephones being tapped)

Parkinson’s Disease Delusions of Jealousy Symptoms, Icon
Delusions of Jealousy11,12

Beliefs of infidelity (a significant other is having an affair with someone)

Parkinson’s Disease Delusions of Reference Symptoms, Icon
Delusions of Reference11,12

Beliefs that insignificant remarks or statements refer to the patient (walking into a room of people laughing and assuming they are laughing at him/her)

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