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Sexual wellbeing in Parkinson’s disease
  1. S F Farmer
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr S F Farmer
 National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK; s.farmer.ion.ucl.ac.uk

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Parkinson’s disease

In this month’s issue (pp 1260–4 and 1323–6) there are two papers that each address different aspects of wellbeing in patients with Parkinson’s disease.1,2 Their similarity lies in the fact that both relate to aspects of human sexual systems and function. The study by Castelli et al finds small improvements in the sexual wellbeing of men with Parkinson’s disease following therapeutic subthalamic nucleus stimulation.1 The study by Ready et al2 draws our attention to a relationship between feelings of apathy and low serum testosterone levels in men with Parkinson’s disease.2

Although these studies deal with methodologically difficult areas—and as …

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