Probable REM sleep behavior disorder and impulse control disorder in Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • In those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), probable rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (pRBD) is associated with impulse control disorders (ICDs) at baseline and independently predicts longitudinal development of ICDs.

Why this matters

    For those with PD and pRBDs, clinicians should tailor treatment options to more closely monitor for ICDs and limit dopamine agonist therapies, as appropriate.