Impulse control disorders include compulsive gambling, shopping, eating and hypersexuality, among others, and can occur in PD patients without treatment. When patients are treated with dopamine agonists they maybe 2 to 3 times as likely to develop an ICD relative to those treated with levodopa. Depending on the severity and type of behavior, intervention may be necessary with the patient and family. Regular monitoring is advised.
Note: See scoring sheet for QUIP here
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