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Testing an aetiological model of visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease

Abstract:

The exact pathogenesis of visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease is not known but an integrated model has been proposed that includes impaired visual input and central visual processing, impaired brainstem regulation of sleep–wake cycle with fluctuating vigilance, intrusion of rapid eye movement dream imagery into wakefulness and emergence of internally generated imagery, cognitive dysfunction and influence of dopaminergic drugs.
In a clinical study, we assessed motor and non-mot...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/brain/awr225

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Gallagher, DA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neurosciences
O'Sullivan, SS More by this author
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Brain Journal website
Volume:
134
Issue:
11
Pages:
3299-3309
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:7a65e966-5a2c-46cb-b51d-d3d973afa9dc
Source identifiers:
579199
Local pid:
pubs:579199

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