The Dopamine Files

[Press Release – White House – FDA – Neighborhood Grandpa Watch Program]
Phillip Carmichael, 58, pleaded guilty for thousands of indecent images of children on his computer, but walked free from court yesterday, after a judge ruled that dopamine-stimulating drugs he had been taking to treat Parkinson’s disease was responsible for his crime. “It was clear that Mr Carmichael had not acted under his own volition.”

I’m posting this with compassion, to alert us to side-effects in a complex and murky drug market.