Impulse Control Issues
This article from the American Parkinson Disease Association discusses impulse control disorders (ICDs) in Parkinson’s disease. ICDs are a group of behaviors that include compulsive gambling, overeating, hypersexuality, and other excessive behaviors that can occur in people with Parkinson’s who are being treated with dopamine agonist medication. The article describes the symptoms of ICDs and how they can impact a person’s life, as well as the risk factors for developing ICDs. It also provides information on how to manage and treat ICDs in people with Parkinson’s, including reducing or changing dopamine agonist medication and seeking counseling or other behavioral therapies. The article emphasizes the importance of discussing any changes in behavior with a healthcare provider and working together to find the best treatment approach for the individual.