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Understanding Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson Disease: Developments and Treatments

Understanding Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson Disease: Developments and Treatments

In this article, we explore research findings to provide a deeper understanding of the factors associated with increased risk for impulse control disorders in Parkinson disease. Deputy Director of the Parkinson's UK charity, Professor David Dexter, also provides insights on the mechanisms of impulse control disorders and the implications of new findings on the management of Parkinson disease.

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Inactivity, Obesity Exert No Significant Influence on Parkinson Disease Risk

Inactivity, Obesity Exert No Significant Influence on Parkinson Disease Risk

Despite evidence suggesting there is an impact of physical activity and body mass index on the risk for Parkinson disease, a large prospective study published in Neurology shows that there is no significant association between prolonged sitting/inactivity or obesity with PD risk.

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Parkinson Disease Risk in Veterans

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Parkinson Disease Risk in Veterans

Patients with TBI had a higher incidence of PD compared with patients without TBI.

Enhanced Scale Helps Accurately Identify Psychotic Symptoms in Parkinson Disease

Enhanced Scale Helps Accurately Identify Psychotic Symptoms in Parkinson Disease

Using information from these assessments, investigators identified participants as having either major psychotic symptoms, isolated minor psychotic symptoms, or no psychotic symptoms.

Lightning Can Affect Deep Brain Stimulation Devices

Lightning Can Affect Deep Brain Stimulation Devices

Lightning, which can result in strong electromagnetic fields, can interfere with deep brain stimulation devices.

Lifestyle Factors, Family History Linked to Overall Risk for Parkinson Disease

Lifestyle Factors, Family History Linked to Overall Risk for Parkinson Disease

Risk factors for all study participants were calculated on the basis of the following factors known to be previously linked to PD risk: total caffeine intake, smoking, physical activity, and family history of PD.

Factors Associated With Long-Term Psychotic Symptoms in Parkinson's

Factors Associated With Long-Term Psychotic Symptoms in Parkinson's

The assessment of psychiatric symptoms relied on only one question in the MDS-UPDRS, potentially leading to underestimation of these symptoms in this cohort.

IBD Associated With Increased Incidence of Parkinson Disease

IBD Associated With Increased Incidence of Parkinson Disease

Patients with IBD who were exposed to anti-TNF therapy had a significant decrease in incidence of PD.

Neuromodulation Therapy Gives Relief From Hand Tremor

Neuromodulation Therapy Gives Relief From Hand Tremor

Non-invasive neuromodulation therapy using a custom stimulation pattern provides symptomatic relief from hand tremor in essential tremor.

Acadia Addresses Concerns Over Nuplazid Safety in Parkinson Disease Patients

Acadia Addresses Concerns Over Nuplazid Safety in Parkinson Disease Patients

Concerns over Nuplazid were initially voiced in a CNN article in early April which reported that the drug had been associated with over 700 deaths since its launch in March 2017.

Exposure to Anti-TNF Therapy Linked to Reduced Parkinson Disease Risk

Exposure to Anti-TNF Therapy Linked to Reduced Parkinson Disease Risk

Previous research has suggested a genetic and functional link between IBD and PD, however evidence regarding this association has been limited.

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