Journal of Neural Transmission

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 143–151

Dream phenomena induced by chronic levodopa therapy

  • B. Sharf
  • Ch. Moskovitz
  • M. D. Lupton
  • H. L. Klawans

DOI: 10.1007/BF01579073

Cite this article as:
Sharf, B., Moskovitz, C., Lupton, M.D. et al. J. Neural Transmission (1978) 43: 143. doi:10.1007/BF01579073


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sharf
    • 1
  • Ch. Moskovitz
    • 2
  • M. D. Lupton
    • 3
  • H. L. Klawans
    • 4
  1. 1.Neurological DepartmentRothschild University Hospital, The Aba Khoushy School of MedicineHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Institute for Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Research and TrainingMichael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterChicago
  3. 3.Division of NeurologyMichael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterChicago
  4. 4.Departments of Neurological Sciences and PharmacologyRush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center and Rush UniversityChicagoUSA

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