Increased Appetite (Bulimia) in Parkinson's Disease

P. Rosenberg, Y. Herishanu, B. Beilin

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Five patients with Parkinson's disease, when first seen, manifested an abnormal increase in appetite. This bulimia decreased concomitantly with clinical improvement in the parkinsonism during treatment with L‐dopa plus a decarboxylase inhibitor. A possible role of dopamine in the central control of appetite is discussed. Abnormally increased appetite (bulimia) is proposed as a new autonomic sign in Parkinson's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-278
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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