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Major depression is present in around 20-40% of Parkinson’s disease patients.

Lieberman, Abraham. Depression in Parkinsonâ??s Disease: A review. Acta Neurol Scand. 2005; 113(1): 1-8.


Depression in Parkinsonâ??s Disease: A review
Acta Neurol Scand
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Lieberman, Abraham
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Volume 113, Issue 1
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