Compulsive Behavior Disorders Common in Patients With Parkinson Disease With Dyskinesia
Impulse control disorders may be associated with treatment with dopamine agonists.
A significant negative correlation was found between the individual Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale motor improvement and the Euclidean distance from the stimulation center to the deep brain stimulation "hotspot" ...
By 10 weeks, participants in the treatment group reported significant improvements in quality of life.
Utilizing 123I-FP-CIT SPECT imaging of raphe serotonergic nuclei and putamen dopaminergic terminals may help detect factors that influence response to dopaminergic treatment.