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.Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Psychological ; Social ; Compulsion ; Dopamine replacement therapy ; Dopamine agonist|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited On:||31 Jul 2012 16:41|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 16:02|
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