Dream phenomena induced by chronic levodopa therapy
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- Sharf, B., Moskovitz, C., Lupton, M.D. et al. J. Neural Transmission (1978) 43: 143. doi:10.1007/BF01579073
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Twenty-seven of eighty-eight (30.7%) Parkinsonian patients on chronic levodopa or levodopa/carbidopa therapy developed drug related dream phenomena. The patients reported three separate types of new dreams which we have classified as vivid dreams, night terrors and nightmares. These dreams are correlated to the duration of levodopa therapy although the mechanism of their production is unclear.