Prevalence of repetitive and reward-seeking behaviors in Parkinson disease

  • Voon V
  • Hassan K
  • Zurowski M
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Abstract

We surveyed 297 patients with Parkinson disease (PD) with sys- tematic screens and rigorous definitional criteria. Pathologic hypersexuality lifetime prevalence was 2.4%. Compulsive shopping was 0.7%. Combined with our pathologic gambling data, the lifetime prevalence of these behaviors was 6.1% and increases to 13.7% in patients on dopamine agonists.

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