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Depression and Parkinson’s Disease Patients

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The Occurrence of Depression in Parkinson’s Disease: A community-based study. Arch Neurol. 1996; 53: 175-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8639068

The Impact of Depressive Symptoms in Early Parkinson Disease. Neurology. 2007; 69(4): 342-7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2031220/

Reference

Title
The Occurrence of Depression in Parkinson’s Disease: A community-based study
Publication
Arch Neurol
Publication Date
1996
Pages
175-9
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Title
The Impact of Depressive Symptoms in Early Parkinson Disease
Publication
Neurology
Publication Date
2007
Volume & Issue
Volume 69, Issue 4
Pages
342-7
URL
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  • Human Burden

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