Affiliation: University of Florida
- Dissociating apathy and depression in Parkinson diseaseL Kirsch-Darrow
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville 32608, USA
Neurology 67:33-8. 2006..To examine the hypothesis that apathy is a core feature of Parkinson disease (PD) and that apathy can be dissociated from depression...
- How cautious should we be when assessing apathy with the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale?Lindsey Kirsch-Darrow
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0165, USA
Mov Disord 24:684-8. 2009..g., 3, 4) continues to increase specificity at the expense of dramatically reducing sensitivity. These findings suggest the use of caution when screening for apathy with item 4 due to its poor sensitivity in relation to the AS...
- The trajectory of apathy after deep brain stimulation: from pre-surgery to 6 months post-surgery in Parkinson's diseaseL Kirsch-Darrow
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health, Professions, University of Florida, Box 100165, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Parkinsonism Relat Disord 17:182-8. 2011..Middle-aged adults (<65) had a steeper trajectory of apathy than older adults (≥ 65). Apathy trajectory was not related to motor severity, laterality of DBS, levodopa medication reduction, or motor changes after surgery...
- Does laterality of motor impairment tell us something about cognition in Parkinson disease?C A Cooper
Department of Neurology, University of Florida, PO Box 100236, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Parkinsonism Relat Disord 15:315-7. 2009..This suggests that the degree of right-sided symptoms is more correlated to specific cognitive domains than is group classification of laterality...
- Startling facts about emotion in Parkinson's disease: blunted reactivity to aversive stimuliDawn Bowers
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Brain 129:3356-65. 2006..Future studies are needed to address whether the physiologic blunting observed here might be a useful correlate of apathy...
- Deep brain stimulation and the role of the neuropsychologistMichael S Okun
Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Clin Neuropsychol 21:162-89. 2007..Additionally, this article will review all aspects of the DBS procedure that can result in mood, cognitive, and behavioral effects and what role(s) the neuropsychologist should play in screening and follow-up...
- Limbic, associative, and motor territories within the targets for deep brain stimulation: potential clinical implicationsAtchar Sudhyadhom
Department of Neurology, McKnight Brain Institute, 100 South Newell Drive, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 7:278-89. 2007..Alternatively, newer procedures may choose and specifically target non-motor territories for chronic electrical stimulation...
- Does deep brain stimulation induce apathy in Parkinson's disease?Lindsey Kirsch-Darrow
University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, P O Box 100165, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Front Biosci 13:5316-22. 2008..This review summarizes and evaluates the current state of the literature on apathy after DBS surgery, discusses methodological limitations in the literature, and makes suggestions for future research...