6. Impulse-control Problems
Many people with Parkinson"s have trouble controlling certain dangerous behaviors, such as compulsive shopping, binge eating, sexual thoughts or activity, and gambling. Impulse control problems may be related to certain Parkinson"s drugs. If medication is the cause, your doctor may be able to stop this side effect by changing the dosage or switching you to a different drug. As always, help is available, but somebody needs to be able to speak on behalf of the individual coping with Parkinson"s.