A long term effects of a new onset psychosis after DBS treated with Quetiapine in a patient with Parkinson’s disease

Sara Piccoli, Giulia Perini, Silvia Pizzighello, Alec Vestri, Giovanni Ferri, Tommaso Toffanin, Halima Follador, Andrea Martinuzzi

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Deep Brain Stimulation represents a therapeutic option for PD patients. In this paper, we present and discuss a case of acute delirium and psychosis manifesting after DBS in a 58-years-old man affected by Parkinson’s Disease. We highlight the importance of an exhaustive psychiatric evaluation in candidates for DBS and we underline the severity and non-reversibility of some adverse events associated with the implantation, suggesting the use of Quetiapine in the management of these effects. Acute psychosis may be listed as a potential severe adverse event associated with DBS, even in patients without a clear cut previous history of psychiatric disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry Investigation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015



  • Behavioural symptoms
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Psychopharmacology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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