Depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Preliminary results of the cohort study.


  • Lilia ROTARU Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery "Diomid Gherman"
  • Olga GAVRILIUC "Diomid Gherman" Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery; "Nicolae Testemițanu" State University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Oxana GROSU Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery "Diomid Gherman"



Parkinson’s disease, depression


Depression is one of the most common psychological disorders in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The diagnosis of depression in PD is difficult because many of the physical symptoms associated with depression (e.g., change in sleep) may be due to the disease itself, and sometimes depressive symptoms can be confused with symptoms such as bradykinesia, apathy, or cognitive decline. In this study we assessed depressive symptoms in 102 patients with BP, and the presence of depression was detected in 55% of patients, being more common in patients with higher disease severity.

Author Biographies

Lilia ROTARU, Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery "Diomid Gherman"

dr. șt. med., conf. cercet.

Olga GAVRILIUC, "Diomid Gherman" Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery; "Nicolae Testemițanu" State University of Medicine and Pharmacy


Oxana GROSU, Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery "Diomid Gherman"

dr. șt. med.,cercet. șt.


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