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Crime and Parkinson's: The jury is out

Santens, P; De Letter, M; Lees, AJ; Krack, P; van den Heuvel, OA; Bloem, BR; (2018) Crime and Parkinson's: The jury is out. Movement Disorders , 33 (7) pp. 1092-1094. 10.1002/mds.27436.

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Abstract

A recent murder trial in Belgium attracted widespread media attention and raised marked concerns within the Parkinson's community. On trial was a 55‐year‐old man with a 14‐year history of Parkinson's disease (PD) who confessed to raping and then murdering 2 women. He had attempted to victimize 2 additional women in a similar way. His defense lawyers argued that pathological impulsivity caused by his dopaminergic treatment was responsible for his actions. Our aim here is to place this devastating case history in a broader perspective, highlighting the need to carefully judge a person's actions against the background of a highly complex neuropsychiatric disorder such as PD, its treatment and treatment‐related side effects, substance abuse, and any premorbid character traits.

Type: Article
Title: Crime and Parkinson's: The jury is out
DOI: 10.1002/mds.27436
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.27436
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060589
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