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Binge eating in Parkinson's disease: prevalence, correlates and the contribution of deep brain stimulation.

Dept. of Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, USA.
The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences (Impact Factor: 2.34). 02/2011; 23(1):56-62. DOI: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.23.1.56
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ABSTRACT Of 96 Parkinson's disease patients surveyed at the University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, one (1%) met diagnostic criteria for binge-eating disorder. Eight (8.3%) exhibited subthreshold binge eating. Psychometric criteria classified problem gambling in 17.8%, hoarding in 8.3%, compulsive buying in 11.5%, hypersexuality in 1.0%, and mania in 1.0% of patients. More overeaters met psychometric criteria for at least one additional impulse-control disorder (67% versus 29%). No more overeaters than non-overeaters were taking a dopamine agonist (44% versus 41%). More overeaters had a history of subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS; 44% versus 14%). History of DBS was the only independent predictor of overeating.

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