Clinical features associated with impulse control disorders in Parkinson disease

Gregory Pontone, James R. Williams, Susan Spear Bassett, Laur Marsh

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In patients with Parkinson disease (PD), impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as hypersexuality and pathologic gambling and shopping can be devastating complications of antiparkinsonian treatment. To improve their detection, we investigated clinical features associated with ICDs. Subjects were participants in a longitudinal study of PD. ICDs were associated with use of dopamine agonists and depressed mood, disinhibition, irritability, and appetite disturbance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1258-1261
Number of pages4
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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