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Artistic productivity and creative thinking in Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  21981324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background and purpose:  Creative drive and enhanced artistic-like production may emerge in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) during dopaminergic therapy. However, it has not been described to date whether this artistic-like production results from dopaminergic drugs triggering innate skills or it could be considered as a repeated behavior possibly associated with impulse control disorders (ICDs). Methods:  We investigated creative drive in a cohort of cognitively preserved patients with PD by means of the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT). We also investigated a putative association between creative drive and ICDs in 36 PD patients with (PD-c) or without (PD-nc) increased artistic-like production and 36 healthy controls (HC). We considered artistic-like productivity to be enhanced if patients reported working on any form of art more than 2 h per day after the introduction of dopaminergic treatment. The TTCT, the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11A), the Minnesota Impulsive Disorders Interview (MIDI), and the Punding Rating Scale were applied. Results:  Mean TTCT score of PD-c was found to be similar to HC (169.4 ± 51.6 vs. 170.2 ± 69.7, respectively), and both PD-c and HC had significantly higher TTCT scores than patients with PD-nc (125.4 ± 46.1 P < 0.05). TTCT did not correlate with any demographic or clinical data in both PD subgroups. No correlation was found between TTCT, BIS-11A, and MIDI. Conclusions:  Our study suggests that newly acquired artistic-like production in patients with PD is not associated with impulsivity or ICDs. Artistic-like production might represent the emerging of innate skills in a subset of predisposed patients with PD on dopaminergic therapy.
Authors:
M Canesi; M L Rusconi; I U Isaias; G Pezzoli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of neurology : the official journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9506311     Medline TA:  Eur J Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Author(s). European Journal of Neurology © 2011 EFNS.
Affiliation:
Parkinson Institute, Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento, Milan, Italy Department of Human Science, Universitá degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy Department of Human Physiology, Universitaá degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.
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