Özge Özkaya, PhD,  —

Özge has a MSc. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Developmental Biology from Queen Mary University of London. She worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Leicester for six years in the field of Behavioural Neurology before moving into science communication. She worked as the Research Communication Officer at a London based charity for almost two years.

Articles by Özge Özkaya

Hallucinations in Parkinson’s Linked to Disease Duration, Medications and Poor Sleep in Study

Visual hallucinations are frequent among Parkinson’s disease patients, confirms a study published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences. In addition, it shows that visual hallucinations are associated with the duration of the disease, the use of dopamine agonist drugs, the quality of sleep, and the patients’ ability to think. According to the authors, these results “should trigger further inquiry by neurologists”.