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Coping strategies for visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease

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  • Nico J. Diederich MD,

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    1. Department of Neuroscience, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    2. Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Department of Neuroscience, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, 5, Rue Barblĕ, L-1210-Luxembourg
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  • Vannina Pieri PhD,

    1. Department of Neuroscience, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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  • Christopher G. Goetz MD

    1. Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Abstract

We assessed the use of coping strategies in Parkinson's disease patients with visual hallucinations, using a semi-structured questionnaire. We found that 36 of our 46 Parkinson's disease subjects with hallucinations (78%) used coping strategies: cognitive techniques in 69%; interactive techniques in 62%; and visual techniques in 33%. © 2003 Movement Disorder Society

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