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Impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease:a psychosocial perspective

Delaney, Mary and Leroi, Iracema and Simpson, Jane and Overton, Paul G. (2012) Impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease:a psychosocial perspective. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 19 (3). pp. 338-346.

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Abstract

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease primarily characterised by motor symptoms. However, another feature of PD which is receiving increasing attention is the phenomenon of impulse control disorders (ICDs), such as pathological gambling. To date, research into ICDs in PD has centred on a biomedical model of cause, related to the effects of dopamine replacement therapy. However, there are several areas of discrepancy in the current biomedical account of ICDs in PD. In addition, we argue that social and psychological factors also need to be considered to achieve a more complete understanding of the phenomenon. We present a novel conceptual model which combines biomedical and psychosocial factors in the genesis of ICDs in PD and use the model to identify a number of potential treatment intervention points and to highlight important outstanding questions concerning the inter-relationship between psychosocial and biomedical factors in the genesis of ICDs in PD.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antiparkinson Agents ; Comorbidity ; Dopamine Agonists ; Female ; Humans ; Impulse Control Disorders ; Male ; Models, Psychological ; Parkinson Disease ; Stress, Psychological
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 56457
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2012 16:41
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 11:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/56457

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