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Gambling and Addictions

  • Date: Wednesday 24th February 2021 from 2.00 pm
  • Venue: Zoom meeting
  • Members £0.00
  • Non Members £

This meeting is being subsidised by the Manchester Medical Society and is FREE for all to attend. You will be able to submit questions to the panel during the event using the Q&A function on Zoom. The webinar will be recorded.

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2.00-5.00 pm

“Mind and movement: Motivation disorders in Parkinson’s disease”
Professor Iracema Leroi, Associate Professor in geriatric psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, Consultant Psychiatrist in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, and Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester


This presentation will outline how Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex and multi-faceted neuropsychiatric disorder associated with high rates of cognitive and psychiatric complications such as dementia, psychosis, anxiety, depression and motivation disorders. The focus will be on the spectrum of motivation disorders, ranging from apathy to impulse control behaviours (ICBs).

Learning points:

At the end of this talk, delegates will:

  1. Understand the spectrum of motivation disorders that may present in people with neurodegenerative movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
  2. Be able to describe the risk factors for the development of impulse control disorders (ICD) in Parkinson’s disease
  3. Appreciate the distinctions between ‘hypomotivation’ disorders (i.e. apathy) and ‘hypermotivation’ disorders (i.e. ICDs) as they pertain to Parkinson’s disease.

Theme: NHS Northern Gambling Service
Dr Tracey Myton, Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT

3rd speaker to be confirmed