Impulsive and compulsive behaviors in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Impulsive and compulsive behaviors in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Andrew H Evans and Antonio P. Strafella and Daniel J. Weintraub and Mark Stacy},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={24 11},
Antiparkinson therapy can be the primary cause of a range of nonmotor symptoms that include a set of complex disinhibitory psychomotor pathologies and are linked by their repetitive, reward or incentive-based natures. These behaviors relate to aberrant or excessive dopamine receptor stimulation and encompass impulse control disorders (ICDs), punding, and the dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS). Common ICDs include pathological gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive eating, and compulsive buying… CONTINUE READING
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