ADHD Therapy May Aid Cognition, Impulse Control in Parkinson’s

ADHD Therapy May Aid Cognition, Impulse Control in Parkinson’s

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ADHD Therapy May Aid Cognition, Impulse Control in Parkinson’s

A medicine approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), called atomoxetine, could help to improve thinking and impulse control in certain people with Parkinson’s disease, a small study suggests. Patients with the greatest loss of integrity in a part of the brainstem called locus coeruleus, evident on a brain scan, showed most benefit, its researchers said, suggesting the medication be further tested in larger and longer trials targeting patients with impulsivity. The study “Locus coeruleus integrity and…

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