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Crime and Parkinson's : the jury is out

(2018) MOVEMENT DISORDERS. 33(7). p.1092-1094
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A recent murder trial in Belgium attracted widespread media attention and raised marked concerns within the Parkinson's community. On trial was a 55-year-old man with a 14-year history of Parkinson's disease (PD) who confessed to raping and then murdering 2 women. He had attempted to victimize 2 additional women in a similar way. His defense lawyers argued that pathological impulsivity caused by his dopaminergic treatment was responsible for his actions. Our aim here is to place this devastating case history in a broader perspective, highlighting the need to carefully judge a person's actions against the background of a highly complex neuropsychiatric disorder such as PD, its treatment and treatment-related side effects, substance abuse, and any premorbid character traits.
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IMPULSE CONTROL, DISEASE, DISORDERS, SECONDARY, BEHAVIOR, MIND

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Santens, Patrick, Miet De Letter, AJ Lees, P Krack, OA van den Heuvel, and BR Bloem. 2018. “Crime and Parkinson’s : the Jury Is Out.” Movement Disorders 33 (7): 1092–1094.
APA
Santens, P., De Letter, M., Lees, A., Krack, P., van den Heuvel, O., & Bloem, B. (2018). Crime and Parkinson’s : the jury is out. MOVEMENT DISORDERS, 33(7), 1092–1094.
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Santens P, De Letter M, Lees A, Krack P, van den Heuvel O, Bloem B. Crime and Parkinson’s : the jury is out. MOVEMENT DISORDERS. 2018;33(7):1092–4.
MLA
Santens, Patrick, Miet De Letter, AJ Lees, et al. “Crime and Parkinson’s : the Jury Is Out.” MOVEMENT DISORDERS 33.7 (2018): 1092–1094. Print.
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  abstract     = {A recent murder trial in Belgium attracted widespread media attention and raised marked concerns within the Parkinson's community. On trial was a 55-year-old man with a 14-year history of Parkinson's disease (PD) who confessed to raping and then murdering 2 women. He had attempted to victimize 2 additional women in a similar way. His defense lawyers argued that pathological impulsivity caused by his dopaminergic treatment was responsible for his actions. Our aim here is to place this devastating case history in a broader perspective, highlighting the need to carefully judge a person's actions against the background of a highly complex neuropsychiatric disorder such as PD, its treatment and treatment-related side effects, substance abuse, and any premorbid character traits.},
  author       = {Santens, Patrick and De Letter, Miet and Lees, AJ and Krack, P and van den Heuvel, OA and Bloem, BR},
  issn         = {0885-3185},
  journal      = {MOVEMENT DISORDERS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {1092--1094},
  title        = {Crime and Parkinson's : the jury is out},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mds.27436},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2018},
}

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