Fatigue in Parkinson's disease: a review

Mov Disord. 2007 Feb 15;22(3):297-308. doi: 10.1002/mds.21240.


Fatigue is a common problem in Parkinson's disease (PD), often the most troubling of all symptoms. It is poorly understood, generally under-recognized, and has no known treatment. This article reviews what is known about the symptom, putting it into the context of fatigue in other disorders, and outlines a program for developing better understanding and therapy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fatigue / epidemiology
  • Fatigue / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Parkinson Disease / complications*
  • Parkinson Disease / epidemiology