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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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16367891

Reference

Title
Depression in Parkinsonâ??s Disease: A review
Publication
Acta Neurol Scand
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Lieberman, Abraham
Volume & Issue
Volume 113, Issue 1
Pages
1-8
URL
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  • Human Burden

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