Impulse control disorder
Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:53 PM
My spouse and I have been in therapy for two years trying to come to terms with it. Our neurologist has no idea what to do, and when we talk about it to the medical folks, they snicker. This is NO LAUGHING MATTER. We need help getting this resolved. I feel it is like an addiction. Spouse went to a psychiatrist about it and the psychiatrist told him to just stop it or not talk about it with me. Hello??? That is not much help!
Any input would be extremely helpful!!
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:50 PM
This issue is a big issue, not just for us, but for many with Parkinson's. My guess is many are having these issues and don't have anyone to talk to, or are too embarrassed to discuss it. I want this subject to become more in the forefront so people can find the support they need. Different plans of therapy in dealing with this would be very instrumental.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:25 PM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:17 PM
The hard thing is that the person with the impulse frequently sees nothing wrong with what they are doing. Even if they do the feeling is so good they keep doing it. There was an episode of Private Practice one of my employees told me about that featured a woman with PD and she had an impulse to have sex. she knew it was wrong but liked the feeling. It was a different take on PD than you see normally.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:30 PM
Clinicians should be aware of dopamine dysregulation syndrome (impulse control disorders), an uncommon disorder in which dopaminergic medication misuse is associated with abnormal behaviours, including hypersexuality, pathological gambling and stereotypic motor acts. This syndrome may be difficult to manage.
NICE Level D(GPP)
Edited by Golden01, 25 July 2012 - 05:31 PM.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:05 PM
I will review the link from Canada. Thanks.
yes this syndrome is difficult to manage....
Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:26 AM
Check to see if the nearest Parkinson's Center of Excellence has a neuropsychologist on staff--I work with one in Kirkland, WA and she has been great. There are actually three at that clinic alone. They work with patients with PD and MS.
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