Hypersexuality following subthalamic nucleus stimulation for Parkinson's disease.

@article{Doshi2008HypersexualityFS,
  title={Hypersexuality following subthalamic nucleus stimulation for Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Paresh K. Doshi and Pranshu Bhargava},
  journal={Neurology India},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={474-6}
}
Subthalamic nucleus (STN) stimulation is an established surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD). Though the motor benefits of STN stimulation are well understood, its cognitive and behavioral effects are still not fully understood. Manic psychosis, hypersexuality, pathological gambling and mood swings are associated with advanced PD. There have been reports to suggest improvement or worsening in these symptoms following STN deep brain stimulation (DBS). We report two cases as the sole… CONTINUE READING

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