Impulse Control Disorders: The Continuum Hypothesis

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The group Parkinson Inside Out is composed of health professionals and academic researchers who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. In our discussions we try to make use of both our inside perspective as patients, and our outside perspective as professionals. In this paper, we apply the two perspectives to the Impulse Control Disorders. These impulsive behaviour patterns are thought to be relatively uncommon side effects of some of the medication used in dopamine replacement therapy. The phenomenon is usually described as relatively rare (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Parkinson's Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 30

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Neurology


  • dopamine agonists
  • impulse control disorders
  • impulsivity
  • Parkinson's disease


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