Evidence for atypical depression in Parkinson's disease

Am J Psychiatry. 1988 Aug;145(8):1020-2. doi: 10.1176/ajp.145.8.1020.


The Research Diagnostic Criteria were applied to 16 depressed patients with Parkinson's disease and 20 depressed multiple sclerosis patients. Diagnoses of anxiety and panic disorder were significantly more frequent among the patients with Parkinson's disease. These patients may experience atypical depression.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anxiety Disorders / complications
  • Depressive Disorder / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Sclerosis / complications
  • Panic
  • Parkinson Disease / complications*