Sexual Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease

Sexual Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease

1st Edition - April 1, 2022

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  • Editors: K Ray Chaudhuri, Miriam Parry, Cristian Falup-Pecurariu
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128211762
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128211755

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Sexual Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease, Volume 182, the latest release in the International Review of Neurobiology series, highlights new advances in the field with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on a variety of trending and important topics, including Prevalence, clinical presentations and impact on relationship, Pathophysiology, Scales for assessing sexual dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease, Diagnostic work up: Laboratory and biomarkers, Management strategies, ICD DDS and sex dysfunction, Non-motor fluctuations and sex dysfunction, Exploring Sexual Dysfunction in Care Homes, and The impact of non-motor symptoms burden on sexual functions.

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  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the International Review of Neurobiology series
  • Updated release includes the latest information regarding Sexual Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease


Undergraduates, graduates, academics, and researchers in the field of Parkinson’s disease

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Prologue: Why should we talk about sex and Parkinson's disease?
  • References
  • Introduction
  • References
  • Chapter One: Prevalence, clinical presentations and impact on relationship
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Prevalence and clinical presentation of sexual dysfunction and altered sexual behavior
  • 3: Impact of altered sexual behavior on relationship
  • 4: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Two: The pathophysiology of sexual dysfunction in Parkinson's disease: An overview
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of sexual function
  • 3: Sexual dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
  • 4: Pathophysiology of hyposexuality in PD
  • 5: Pathophysiology of hypersexuality in PD
  • 6: Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter Three: Scales and assessments of sexual dysfunction
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Generic scales for sexual dysfunction
  • 3: PD-specific scales for sexual dysfunction
  • 4: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter Four: Diagnostic work up: Laboratory and biomarkers
  • Abstract
  • 1: Urogenital investigation of the nervous system
  • 2: Urogenital investigation of blood flow
  • 3: Biomarkers
  • 4: Questionnaires
  • 5: Other diseases in relation to diagnosis of sexual dysfunction
  • 6: Concluding remarks and introduction to medical management
  • References
  • Chapter Five: Management strategies of sexual dysfunctions in Parkinson's disease
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Management of sexual dysfunctions in PD
  • 3: Primary sexual dysfunctions
  • 4: Secondary sexual dysfunctions
  • 5: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter Six: Impulse control disorders, dopamine dysregulation syndrome and sex dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
  • Abstract
  • 1: Background
  • 2: Definition and diagnostic criteria
  • 3: Prevalence
  • 4: Risk factors
  • 5: Assessment
  • 6: Management
  • 7: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter Seven: Exploring sexual dysfunction in care homes
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction and background
  • 2: Parkinson's disease
  • 3: Transitioning from informal carer's to a full-time care home
  • 4: Management of Parkinson's
  • 5: Sexuality, intimate relationships, and sex in later life
  • 6: Meeting the individual needs of care home residents
  • 7: Barriers to sexual expression for people living in care homes
  • 8: Sex in residential and care homes
  • 9: Sexual dysfunction of people with Parkinson's (in care homes)
  • 10: Potential age-related changes to sexual functioning for people with Parkinson's
  • 11: Other causes of sexual dysfunction in people with Parkinson's
  • 12: Criminal law
  • 13: Sexual behavior in individuals with Parkinson's dementia or Lewy body dementia
  • 14: Recommendations for practice
  • 15: Assess capacity and the ability to consent
  • 16: A duty of care to support the sexual needs of care home residents with Parkinson's
  • 17: Recommendations for practice
  • 18: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Eight: Wellness, sexual health, and nonmotor Parkinson’s
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Sexual health and Parkinson’s
  • 3: Cultural and diversity considerations
  • 4: Social isolation
  • 5: Lifestyle and Self-management
  • 6: Holistic sexual health management concepts: The Enablers
  • 7: Expanding clinical skills
  • 8: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter Nine: The impact of nonmotor symptom burden on sexual function
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The effect of NMS burden on sexual function
  • 3: Conclusions
  • References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 218
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: April 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128211762
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128211755

About the Serial Volume Editors

K Ray Chaudhuri

K Ray Chaudhuri
Professor K Ray Chaudhuri is the Clinical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence at King’s College and Kings College Hospital London, Lead of the King’s Neuroscience Research and Development unit and Chairman of the Movement Disorders Society Non-motor Study Group at Denmark Hill Campus in London. Professor Ray Chaudhuri also sits on the Nervous Systems Committee of the UK Department of Health, National Institute of Health Research, and serves as a member of the Scientific Programme Committee of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society. In addition, he serves as a member of clinical advisory groups to Parkinson’s UK and the European Parkinson’s Disease Association. Having published over 350 papers and co-edited 4 books on PD and restless legs syndrome, Professor Ray Chaudhuri currently serves on the editorial board of numerous international journals including Basal Ganglia, the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and is the editor in chief of the newly launched Nature Parkinson’s Journal. Professor K Ray Chaudhuri has particular expertise in non-motor aspects of PD focused on subtyping, sleep and pain.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence, Kings College and Kings College Hospital, London, UK

Miriam Parry

Ms Miriam Parry is a Senior Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist (PDNS) at The Parkinson’s Foundation Centre of Excellence, King’s College Hospital, London. She trained at Guy’s Hospital, London and qualified in 1992. Ms Parry has many additional qualifications specific to Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Ms Parry is a member of the Movement Disorders research team at King’s College London. Her research interests are the non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s disease. She represents the PDNS at the Non motor Parkinson disease study group (NM-PD-SG) at the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (IPMDS). Ms Parry participates in teaching programmes both nationally and internationally including; The King’s Apomorphine and Duodopa Masterclasses, Parkinson’s UK and MDS courses. Ms Parry is a member of the CRISP – Community for Research Involvement and Support for people with Parkinson’s – held at King’s College Hospital.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior PD Specialist Nurse, King's College Hospital London, UK

Cristian Falup-Pecurariu

Cristian Falup-Pecurariu
Cristian Falup-Pecurariu is Head of the Department of Neurology, County Clinic Hospital from Brasov, and is Associate Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine, Transilvania University from Brasov, Romania. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” from Cluj-Napoca. He hold a 1 year fellowship of the European Neurological Society in movement disorders and sleep medicine at Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain. During his career Cristian Falup-Pecurariu was President of the European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees (EAYNT), EAYNT Liasion Officer with World Federation of Neurological Society, co-representative of Europe on the International Working Group for Young Neurologists and Trainees (World Federation of Neurology). He was also Secretary of the EFNS/MDS-ES Panel on Movement Disorders, member of the Educational Committee of MDS-ES, member of the MDS Leadership Task Force and European Academy of Neurology Scientific Panel Movement Disorders. Cristian Falup-Pecurariu is also member of the Teaching Course sub-Committee of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), Member of the EAN Scientific Panel Movement disorders Management Group. Currently he is Chair of the Education Committee of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) – European Section, member of the Executive Committee of MDS-European Section, member of the International Executive Committee of MDS, Chair of the Archives Committee MDS, Member of the Rating Scales Executive Committee of MDS, co-Chair of the Rating Scales Education and Training Program Committee of MDS. Cristian Falup-Pecurariu is member of EUROPAR (European Parkinson’s Group), member in Steering Committee of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society Non motor study group. He is the initiator and Course Director of the Movement Disorders Teaching Course held in Brasov (9 editions). His research focuses on non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s diseases and restless legs syndrome.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair, Department of Neurology, County Emergency Clinic Hospital, Associate Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Transilvania University, Brasov, Romania

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