Suicide in Parkinson’s disease

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: 13 June 2019


Autores: Melissa Deanna Shepard, Kate Perepezko, Martijn P G Broen, Jared Thomas Hinkle, Ankur Butala, Kelly A Mills, Julie Nanavati, Nicole Mercado Fischer, Paul Nestadt, Gregory Pontone

Background: Persons with Parkinson’s disease (PwP) have many known risk factors for suicide and suicidal ideation (SI). Despite this, there is limited understanding of suicidality in this population. We conducted a systematic review to synthesise the available literature on suicidality in PwP and highlight areas for potential intervention and further research. We identified 116 articles discussing SI, suicidal behaviours, suicide attempts and/or fatal suicide in PwP.

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