The Importance of Improving Pre-DBS Surgery Screening for Impulse Control Disorders

Dr. Nawaz Hack from the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration presented the results of his research in Sydney Australia on the importance of screening and follow-up in patients with Parkinson’s disease and impulse control disorders or dopamine dysregulation syndrome.  The research was drawn from 47 Parkinson Study Group Sites and was covered in an article by Clinical Neurology News.

The abstract presented in Sydney has been posted to the Movement Disorder Society website.

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Michael Okun

Professor of Neurology, expert on Parkinson's disease and other basal ganglia disorders, deep brain stimulation, author of over 300 research papers and the bestselling book…

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