Letter to Editor
Suicide in Parkinsons Disease: An Open Question and a Complex and Poorly Explored Phenomenon
Antonino Cannas, Mario Meloni* and Francesco Marrosu
Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Center, Policlinico Universitario Monserrato, University of Cagliari, Italy
- Corresponding Author:
- Mario Meloni
Department of Neurology, Movement
Disorders Center, Policlinico Universitario Monserrato
University of Cagliari, SS 554 Bivio per Sestu
09042 Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
Tel: +39 070 5109 6001
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 12, 2016; Accepted date: Jun 29, 2016; Published date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Cannas A, Meloni M, Marrosu F (2016) Suicide in Parkinson’s Disease: An Open Question and a Complex and Poorly Explored Phenomenon. J Neurol Disord 4:273. doi:10.4172/2329-6895.1000273
Copyright: © 2016 Cannas A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Susceptibility to suicide and suicidal ideation is a very serious issue in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). There is much that is still unknown about the relationship between suicide, age, medical treatment and disease in the PD patient population. Depression is the most common psychiatric disturbance that affects people with PD. On multivariate analysis, severity of depression and psychosis were the only predictors of suicide or death ideation for PD patients.