Impulse control and related disorders in Parkinson's disease: review

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008 Oct;1142:85-107. doi: 10.1196/annals.1444.006.

Abstract

In the past decade, impulse control disorders, punding, and dopamine dysregulation syndrome (which we refer to collectively as disinhibitory psychopathologies) have been increasingly recognized in treated patients with Parkinson's disease. Practicing neurologists must understand these problems to limit potential harm. In this article, we summarize current knowledge regarding these behavioral disorders, including phenomenology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Compulsive Behavior / complications
  • Compulsive Behavior / physiopathology*
  • Compulsive Behavior / therapy
  • Depression / etiology
  • Depression / psychology
  • Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders / complications
  • Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders / therapy
  • Humans
  • Parkinson Disease / complications
  • Parkinson Disease / physiopathology*
  • Parkinson Disease / therapy