Impulsive behavior and associated clinical variables in Parkinson's disease.

Aviva Abosch, Akshay Gupte, Lynn E. Eberly, Paul J. Tuite, Martha Nance, Jon E. Grant

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Abstract

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative brain disorder accompanied by the loss of dopaminergic neurons and the presence of motor and non-motor symptoms. We performed a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based analysis of impulsive behavior in our PD clinic population to assess prevalence and associated characteristics. We found a higher prevalence of impulsive behavior (29.7%) than previously reported, and found multiple, concurrent impulsive behaviors in 26% of subjects reporting impulsive behavior. Our findings contribute to the growing awareness of impulsive behavior in PD, and support the need for longitudinal studies to assess changes in impulsive behaviors in Parkinson's patients. Published by Elsevier Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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