Glossary


Dopamine Dysregulation Syndromesearch for term

A syndrome secondary to a dopamine reward system malfunction after long exposure to dopamine replacement (sinemet). Characterized by behavioral disturbances including compulsive need for excess medication, and other behavioral features. A similar syndrome may occur with dopamine agonists and is called impulse control disorder and commonly manifests with excessive shopping, gambling, eating, hypersexuality or other behaviors.