Topical Collection "Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease (PD)"

A topical collection in Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This collection belongs to the section "Neurodegenerative Diseases".


Dr. Andrea Loftus
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Collection Editor
Curtin Neuroscience Laboratory, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Interests: parkinson’s disease; mild cognitive impairment; cognition; neurodegeneration; plasticity; brain stimulation
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is classically defined as a movement disorder, but PD is increasingly being acknowledged as a multidimensional disease involving progressive motor and nonmotor symptoms that negatively impact quality of life. Mild cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, and disordered sleep are common nonmotor symptoms in PD, and frequently dominate prodromal disease stages. This Topical Collection of Brain Sciences will examine the relationships between nonmotor symptoms in PD and their impact on quality of life. This Topical Collection will also publish original research reporting novel therapeutic interventions for ameliorating nonmotor symptoms, with specific interest given to the neuroprotective potential of interventions at the prodromal stages of PD. We welcome original research and review articles that provide evidence to increase our current understanding of (and interventions for) nonmotor symptoms in PD and provide a direction for future research in this domain. We also encourage submissions from established and early-career researchers from a range of disciplines to ensure this collection adopts a multidisciplinary approach to understanding nonmotor symptoms in PD.

Dr. Andrea Loftus 
Dr. Blake Lawrence
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • nonmotor symptoms
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • sleep disorders
  • quality of life

Published Papers

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