Dopamine Agonists and their risk to induce psychotic episodes in Parkinson's disease: a case-control study

@article{Ecker2009DopamineAA,
  title={Dopamine Agonists and their risk to induce psychotic episodes in Parkinson's disease: a case-control study},
  author={Daniel Ecker and Alexander Unrath and Jan Kassubek and Michael Sabolek},
  journal={BMC Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={23 - 23}
}
BACKGROUND Psychosis is rare in untreated patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) but the prevalence rises to 40% during dopaminergic treatment. So far, no systematic comparison of the psychogenic potential of different dopaminergic drugs had been performed. METHODS Eighty PD patients with psychotic episodes were compared to an age-matched control group of PD patients without psychotic episodes (n = 120) in a cross-sectional retrospective study. RESULTS We found a positive correlation… CONTINUE READING

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