The Parkinson’s psychosis virtual reality simulation

Virtual Reality Offers Window Into Parkinson’s Disease

As many as 50% of patients with Parkinson’s disease experience psychosis at some point in their illness, but only 10% to 20% of those who do report it to their doctor. A new virtual reality simulation, demonstrated during the American Academy of Neurology 2015 meeting, offered physicians who treat patients with the condition a glimpse into these debilitating symptoms in an effort to raise awareness. “It’s very important that physicians begin to understand what it’s like to have a psychotic experience like a visual hallucination, so they know what to ask and how to explore the topic with patients,” Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD, Director of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, said in an interview. ….[READ]

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