Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease

Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2016 Jan;22 Suppl 1:S119-22. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2015.09.004. Epub 2015 Sep 3.


With the growing awareness of the presence of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) has come the realization that these non-motor features play a tremendously important, and sometimes dominant, role in the management and even the diagnosis of the disorder. Despite this, a reluctance to formally address and treat the non-motor symptoms of PD remains and quality of life for PD patients suffers. This review provides an overview of the impact non-motor symptoms have on persons with PD, along with a brief description of some of the more common non-motor features of PD.

Keywords: Nonmotor dysfunction; Parkinson's disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Cognition Disorders / epidemiology
  • Cognition Disorders / psychology
  • Depression / diagnosis*
  • Depression / epidemiology
  • Depression / psychology
  • Fatigue / diagnosis
  • Fatigue / epidemiology
  • Fatigue / psychology
  • Humans
  • Parkinson Disease / diagnosis*
  • Parkinson Disease / epidemiology
  • Parkinson Disease / psychology
  • Quality of Life
  • Sensation Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Sensation Disorders / epidemiology
  • Sensation Disorders / psychology