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Studies suggest that impulse control disorders, like addiction, lead to dysregulation of the prefrontal cortex circuitry (Jentsch & Taylor 1999).
The development and resolution of impulse control disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease appears to be largely reliant on gender, daily dose of dopamine agonists, and the presence of depressive symptoms, according to the findings of a prospective investigation.
CHICAGO -- Evidence continues to mount that dopaminergic therapy increases the odds of impulse control disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): People who take dopamine agonist medications for Parkinson's disease tend to display traits of compulsive behaviour- like pathological gambling, compulsive shopping, binge eating and other impulse control disorders.
CHICAGO -- Evidence continues to accumulate that dopaminergic therapy increases the odds of impulse control disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease.
What we found was that in as many as 22 percent of patients during that two-year period had a new onset impulse control disorder," she says.
Dopamine agonist (DA)-treated patients had two-to threefold elevated odds of having a current impulse control disorder (ICD), compared with non-DA-treated patients (17% vs.
Per the DSM-IV-Text Revision, this impulse control disorder more arguably resembles a behavioral addiction in those most severely affected.
Logistic regression analysis based on a study of 70 controls showed that these factors were independently associated with an increased risk of suicide: past history of impulse control disorder or substance abuse, being single, or having postoperative depression.
Some mental disability claims filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) involve "fanciful conditions" not found in the DSMIV, including "chronic lateness syndrome," "sexual impulse control disorder," and "authority figure stress reaction syndrome.
Current terms such as depression, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, and impulse control disorder misrepresent these illnesses by employing language derived from normal life experiences.
Pathological gambling is designated as an Impulse Control Disorder (ICD) which also includes pyromania, kleptomania, and intermittent explosive disorder.