Journal article

A Comparison of Treatment-Seeking Behavioral Addiction Patients with and without Parkinson's Disease

Anne Sauvaget, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Roser Granero, Marie Grall-Bronnec, Caroline Victorri-Vigneau, Samuel Bulteau, Pascal Derkinderen, Jean M Vanelle, Anders Hakansson, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Jose M Menchon



The administration of dopaminergic medication to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with addictive behaviors and impulse control disorders. Little is known, however, on how PD patients differ from other patients seeking treatments for behavioral addictions. The aim of this study was to compare the characteristics of behavioral addiction patients with and without PD. N = 2,460 treatment-seeking men diagnosed with a behavioral addiction were recruited from a university hospital. Sociodemographic, impulsivity [Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11)], and personality [Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R)] measures were taken upon admission to outpatient tre..

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Awarded by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad

Awarded by AGAUR

Awarded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Funding Acknowledgements

The findings described have not been published elsewhere. This work was supported by the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (PSI2015-68701-R), AGAUR (2009SGR1554), and Instituto de Salud Carlos III (FIS14/00290). CIBER Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) and CIBER Salud Mental (CIBERsam) are supported by ISCIII. GM-B is supported by an AGAUR (2016FI_B 00568) predoctoral grant.