I have now been able to read the article and am saddened that Dr Breen gives a misleading picture of the future for patients suffering DA/OCD problems.
It is simply not true that sufferers have to choose between these destructive behaviours and non-management of their physical symptoms.
The only solution is NOT reduction or stopping of the Parkinson's drugs as Dr Breen states.
The answer is usually to wean the patient off the DAs and then move on to a Levadopa based regime.
At this point CBT is immensely helpful and should be offered to the partner/ carer affected by the behaviour also.
My husband and I have followed this path and after nearly 3 years of such help are finding life at last bearable.
There is no short cut to recovery from this often devastating situation but recovery is possible without sacrificing control of the physical symptoms.
To suggest otherwise is to dissuade patients from seeking help to escape from the nightmare.