Dopamine dysregulation syndrome in Parkinson's disease: Case report

Arthur Kummer, Débora Palma Maia, João Vinícius Salgado, Francisco E.C. Cardoso, Antonio Lucio Teixeira

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We report a 67-year-old man with Parkinson's disease for 9 years who developed compulsive use of levodopa. This phenomenon is the main feature of the dopamine dysregulation syndrome. Other related symptoms presented by our patient were mood fluctuation and increased writing activity suggestive of punding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1019-1022
Number of pages4
JournalArquivos de neuro-psiquiatria
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Dopamine dysregulation syndrome
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Punding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry


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