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© 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel. The impulse control disorders associated with dopaminergic medication in Parkinson's disease provide a clear and unequivocal demonstration of the biological basis of behavioural addiction. These behaviours can be dramatic, resulting in significant financial and social consequences, with functional impairments, and include pathological gambling, compulsive shopping, hypersexuality, binge eating, punding (complex prolonged, purposeless, and stereotyped behaviour) and compulsive medication use.

Original publication

DOI

10.1159/000331655

Type

Chapter

Book title

Psychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Publication Date

09/01/2012

Volume

27

Pages

77 - 83