Affiliations: Devon Partnership NHS Trust, UK | South Essex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Essex, UK | Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK | Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, Manchester, UK | Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
Note:  Correspondence to: Dr. Iracema Leroi, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, Older Adult Psychiatry, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (University of Manchester and Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust), Jean McFarlane Building, 3rd Floor, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. Tel.: +44 161 306 7944; E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: This case control study compares the clinical and demographic profile of Parkinson's disease (PD) participants with compulsive sexual behaviour (CSB) to those with other impulse control disorders (ICDs) and those with no behavioural disorder. We found a higher dopaminergic load (p < 0.05) and higher levels of anxiety (p < 0.01) in the CSB group compared to the PD control group. On the NEO-FFI, a measure of personality style, the CSB group was significantly ‘more open to new experiences’ (p < 0.05) and significantly ‘less agreeable’ (p < 0.01) compared with the other two groups. Results suggest that manifestation of specific types of ICDs may be associated with distinct risk profiles; this understanding may aid early identification and trigger intervention.
Keywords: Compulsive sexual behaviour, hypersexuality, Parkinson' disease, impulse control disorder, behavioural disturbance