Depression Is Risk Factor for Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Finds

Depression Is Risk Factor for Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Finds
Patients with Parkinson’s are at a greater risk of developing impulse control disorders (ICDs) if they are depressed, according to results from an international study. The findings also revealed that treatment with dopamine agonists increases this susceptibility, and caution is advised when prescribing such therapies to depressed Parkinson’s patients. The study, “Depression as a risk factor for impulse control disorders ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-08-28By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD