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Compulsive use of dopamine replacement therapy: a model for stimulant drug addiction?

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of Addiction (to Alcohol & Other Drugs), July 2011
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Title
Compulsive use of dopamine replacement therapy: a model for stimulant drug addiction?
Published in
British Journal of Addiction (to Alcohol & Other Drugs), July 2011
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03511.x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Polly Ambermoon, Adrian Carter, Wayne Hall, Nadeeka Dissanayaka, John O'Sullivan

Abstract

The compulsive use of dopamine replacement therapy (DRT) or dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS) is one of the behavioural disturbances reported in some patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other disorders who are receiving DRT. We draw this phenomenon to the attention of the addiction field as a topic deserving of more systematic study. We outline: the clinical features, epidemiology and clinical correlates of the disorder; the unresolved issues in its definition and diagnosis; and its potential relevance to neurobiological models of psychostimulant addiction. We argue that compulsive DRT use may provide a useful model for drug addiction, while advancing our understanding of the neurobiology of addiction and improving the management of PD patients with the disorder.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 33 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Other 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 9 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 34%
Psychology 10 29%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 9%
Unspecified 2 6%
Other 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 April 2012.
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#7,104,393
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#3,575
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#51,112
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Outputs of similar age from British Journal of Addiction (to Alcohol & Other Drugs)
#37
of 46 outputs
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