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Quiz: Is Your Parkinson’s Causing Behavioral Changes?

Medically reviewed by Evelyn O. Berman, M.D.
Written by Torrey Kim
Posted on February 4, 2022

Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects everyone differently. While most people are aware of the changes the condition can have on physical movement, not everyone understands that PD can also impact personality and behavior.

This quiz is designed to help you assess whether PD might be prompting behavioral changes in you or someone you care about who has the condition. From there, you can determine if it’s time to have a conversation with your health care team about adopting new strategies to manage these changes.

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On MyParkinsonsTeam, the social network and online support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones, members talk about a wide range of topics, including personality changes caused by the condition.

What strategies have you found that help you live your best life with Parkinson’s? Share your insights on MyParkinsonsTeam, and let other members know by leaving a comment below or starting a conversation on your Activities page.

References
  1. Mood: A Mind Guide to Parkinson’s Disease — Parkinson’s Foundation
  2. Impulsive and Compulsive Behaviours in Parkinson’s disease — Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
  3. Dopaminergic Dysregulation, Artistic Expressiveness, and Parkinson’s Disease — Case Reports in Neurology
  4. Impulse Control Disorders and Compulsive Behaviors Associated With Dopaminergic Therapies in Parkinson Disease — Neurology: Clinical Practice
  5. The Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease With Dopamine Agonists — GMS Health Technology Assessment
  6. Parkinson’s Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment — American Family Physician
  7. Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease — Journal of Neural Transmission (Vienna)
  8. Pathological Gambling in Parkinson’s Disease: What Are the Risk Factors and What Is the Role of Impulsivity? — The European Journal of Neuroscience
  9. Non-Motor Features of Parkinson Disease — Nature Reviews. Neuroscience
  10. Psychiatric Manifestation in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease — Journal of Korean Medical Science
  11. Current Treatment of Behavioral and Cognitive Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease — Parkinsonism & Related Disorders
  12. Anxiety in Parkinson’s Disease: Identification and Management — Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
  13. Apathy and Parkinson’s Disease — Parkinson’s Foundation
  14. Anxiety Disorders and Depressive Disorders Preceding Parkinson’s Disease: A Case-Control Study — Movement Disorders
  15. Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease — Postgraduate Medical Journal
  16. Behavioral Changes Associated With Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease — Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
  17. Behavioral Disturbances in Parkinson’s Disease — Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
  18. Profile of Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease — Brain Pathology
  19. Global Cognitive Performance Is Associated With Sleep Efficiency Measured by Polysomnography in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease — Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Posted on February 4, 2022
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Evelyn O. Berman, M.D. is a neurology and pediatric specialist and treats disorders of the brain in children. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Learn more about her here.
Torrey Kim is a freelance writer with MyHealthTeam. Learn more about her here.

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