I am about start a project on computational modelling of basal ganglia in the context of Parkinson's disease. My background is mostly on computational side (and some neuroscience too) and I know relatively little about medicine. So I would like to extend my knowledge of the Parkinson-related medical science, so that I see not only separate puzzle pieces.

Could somebody suggest a recent book on Parkinsons's disease from medical perspective (and the more fundamental systems neuroscience it contains, the better)? I am more interested in motor symptoms and cognitive problems (as well as their treatment).

UPD: as was requested in the comments I have done a preliminary search. I don't know what is the best way of looking for such books, so I just looked at Amazon. Restricting my search to the books that have appeared within last 4 years (is it a reasonable window?), I found the following options:

  1. Parkinson's Disease and other Movement Disorders (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Neurology) 2nd Edition
  2. Therapy of Movement Disorders: A Case-Based Approach (Current Clinical Neurology) 1st ed. 2019 Edition
  3. The Comprehensive Guide to Parkinson's Disease
  4. Therapeutics of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

  5. Oscillatory Activity in Basal Ganglia of Parkinson Disease & Dystonia: Exploring the therapeutic mechanisms of deep brain stimulation treatments for movement disorders

  6. Deep Brain Stimulation Programming: Mechanisms, Principles and Practice 2nd Edition
  7. Deep Brain Stimulation (Dbs) Applications

Is it possible to choose one of them based on the context I gave? I guess I am asking more about choosing between one book within first 4 items and one book within second 3 items, since they are more specific. Or maybe the information in the last 3 form a subset of the information in the first four, I don't know.

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    Welcome to MedicalSciences.SE. This question is very broad at best but may be better suited to Psychology&Neuroscience.SE if it can be narrowed down at all. Dec 15, 2018 at 23:58
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    I checked with the Psych mods and they said it would be off topic. The reference-request tag is for people looking for a specific paper, not a general reference.
    – Carey Gregory
    Dec 16, 2018 at 19:10
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    To clarify @LangLangC's question, I found the book I linked to above by doing a web search on parkinson's disease + textbook. That's all. It was the first suggestion. That's what we mean by prior research. A better way to ask this question would be to do the simple google search, find the ones you think seem most likely, and then ask which of them is most credible. You would still run the risk of the question being seen as a matter of opinion, but we could at least rule out the nonsense for you.
    – Carey Gregory
    Dec 17, 2018 at 0:31
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    @CareyGregory I have tried to do that and updated the question.
    – demitau
    Dec 17, 2018 at 19:00


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