About one million Americans have Parkinson's disease. About half of those people have to deal with Parkinson's disease psychosis.
With Parkinson's disease psychosis, patients misperceive threats where there aren't any.
The first attempt at addressing the disease should be non-pharmacological. Gentle exposure to the things that are upsetting with an explanation can help. Changing the lighting in the environment can also help.
There are also anti-psychotics that can help address the condition if it is severe. Some of these medications can impact motor function. Nuplazid doesn't have the same impact on motor function.
Listen in as Dr. Jason Kellogg discusses Parkinson's disease psychosis.