Impulsive behavior and associated clinical variables in Parkinson's disease Journal Article uri icon
  • BACKGROUND: 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. OBJECTIVE: We performed a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based analysis of impulsive behavior in our PD clinic population to assess prevalence and associated characteristics. RESULTS: 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. CONCLUSIONS: 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.

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  • 2011
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  • Psychosomatics  Journal
  • Research
  • Behavior
  • Comorbidity
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Drugs and Drug Therapy
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Questionnaires
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