The Department of Neurology Movement Disorders Clinic seeks adults with Parkinson’s disease for research study. The purpose of the study is to investigate the clinical and genetic factors that make some individuals with Parkinson’s disease more likely than others to experience psychiatric symptoms. The overall goal of this research is to prevent or lessen psychiatric symptoms in Parkinson’s disease by better understanding the factors that contribute to these symptoms.
The study involves a focused neurological exam, questionnaires, tests of thinking abilities, and a one-time blood draw for genetic testing. There is an initial screening and baseline visit and three yearly visits, each lasting 2-3 hours.
All study-specific tests, tests on thinking abilities, questionnaires, genetic testing, and a focused neurological exam, will be at no cost to participants. There is no compensation is provided for this study.
For more information please contact:
• Joe Flanigan
• 434-243-0383; PDstudy@virginia.edu
• IRB-HSR # 16633