Publication date: Feb 11, 2020
The study objective was to determine the frequency, demographic and clinical correlates (such as age, sex, PD severity, and dopaminergic treatment) of impulse control disorder symptoms (ICDs) and related behaviors in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with (PD-D) and without (PD-ND) dementia.
We analyzed historical data from a national, multi-center, cross-sectional database, and assessed ICDs and related behaviors with the Scale for Evaluation of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in PD (SEND-PD) administered as a semi-structured interview to PD-D (N=85) and PD-ND (N=444) patients, and their informants.
Dopamine agonist therapy use was common and comparable in the two groups (78.8% in PD-D vs. 82.9% in PD-ND), but ICDs (23.5% vs. 13.3%, p=0.02), hobbyism-punding (32.9% vs. 10.6%, p
Martinez-Martin, P., Wan, Y.M., Ray Chaudhuri, K., Schrag, A.E., and Weintraub, D. Impulse control and related behaviors in Parkinson’s disease with dementia. 23977. 2020 Eur J Neurol.