Dopamine agonist-triggered pathological behaviors: Surveillance in the PD clinic reveals high frequencies

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MedWorm: Binge Eating Disorder
Dopamine agonist-triggered pathological behaviors: Surveillance in the PD clinic reveals high frequencies
Conclusions: Dopamine agonist treatment of PD carries a substantial risk of pathological behaviors. These occurred in 16% of agonist-treated patients; however, when assessing patients whose dose was at least minimally in the therapeutic range, the frequency jumped to 24%. Pathological gambling and hypersexuality were most common. Carbidopa/levodopa therapy taken concurrently with a dopamine agonist appeared to be an important risk factor. (Source: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders)

Boise Bipolar Center, Charles K. Bunch, Ph.D, Boise Idaho Therapist Mental health photo 2168_zps680c452f.jpg

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