Functional network connectivity in those with Parkinson’s disease and impulse control disorders

Takeaway

  • The dynamic functional network connectivity (dFNC) in those with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and impulse control disorders (PC-ICD) is characterized by functional engagement of local connectivity involved with the limbic circuit, which impacts emotional processing and reward-related decision making.

Why this matters

    The altered dFNC not only further elucidates the pathophysiology of ICD in PD, but also indicates that measuring dFNC in PD may assist in identifying those at an elevated risk for ICD.