Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2014 Jan 19;20(1):22-6. Epub 2013 Sep 19.
Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET-Centre, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark; Centre of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Introduction: Dopaminergic medication administered to ameliorate motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease is associated with impulse control disorders, such as pathological gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive buying, and binge eating. Studies indicate a prevalence of impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease of 6-16%.
Objective: To estimate the prevalence of impulsive and compulsive behaviors among Danish patients with Parkinson's disease and to explore the relation of such behavioral disorders to depression and personality. Read More