Impulsivity and compulsivity in drug-naïve patients with Parkinson's disease.

  title={Impulsivity and compulsivity in drug-na{\"i}ve patients with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Angelo Antonini and Chiara Siri and Gabriella Santangelo and Roberto Cilia and Michele Poletti and Margherita Canesi and Alessandra Caporali and Francesca Mancini and Gianni Pezzoli and R Ceravolo and Ubaldo Bonuccelli and Paolo Barone},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={26 3},
BACKGROUND Abnormal repetitive behaviors have been reported in Parkinson's disease (PD) during dopamine replacement therapy (DRT) and associated with individual predisposing features, including impulsivity. However, impulsivity and compulsive symptoms have never been explored in PD patients before initiation of DRT. We previously reported a 20% of impulse control disorders (ICD) in an Italian cohort. METHODS 103 consecutive newly diagnosed drug-naïve PD patients (means: age = 60.5 ± 9.2 years… CONTINUE READING


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