Reckless generosity in Parkinson's disease


  • Potential conflict of interest: SSOS is supported by the Reta Lila Weston Trust. The authors have no financial disclosures related to research covered in this article.


There is an increasing awareness of impulsive-compulsive phenomena in patients treated for Parkinson's disease (PD). We describe another, potentially related phenomenon putatively associated with the use of dopamine agonists in 3 patients with PD, characterized by excessive and inappropriate philanthropy. © 2010 Movement Disorder Society