Psychiatric symptoms and behavioural disturbances in the dementias

  • A. Burns
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementa book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 51)


This contribution will summarise the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and behavioural disturbances in dementia. The different types of symptoms will be discussed with particular relation to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and results will be presented in relation to clinical symptomatology in the Lewy body variant of Alzheimer’s disease.


Psychiatric Symptom Lewy Body Locus Coeruleus Dorsal Raphe Nucleus Behavioural Disturbance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Burns
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Manchester, Withington Hospital, ManchesterUK

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