Pathologic gambling in patients with Parkinson's disease.

  title={Pathologic gambling in patients with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Ute Gschwandtner and Jason Aston and Susanne Renaud and Peter Fuhr},
  journal={Clinical neuropharmacology},
  volume={24 3},
Patients with Parkinson's disease frequently have depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. We observed two patients who had episodes of pathologic gambling. At the same time, their Parkinson's disease deteriorated and they initiated self-medication with dopaminergic drugs. In both patients, signs were present of an addiction to dopaminergic medication. Pathologic gambling ceased in these patients after a few months. The significance of an insufficient dopaminergic reward system… CONTINUE READING


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