Problematic gambling on dopamine agonists: not such a rarity

Grosset, K., MacPhee, G., Pal, G., Stewart, D., Watt, A., Davie, J. and Grosset, D.G. (2006) Problematic gambling on dopamine agonists: not such a rarity. Movement Disorders, 21(12), pp. 2206-2208. (doi:10.1002/mds.21110)

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Abstract

Excessive gambling is recognized with dopamine agonist therapy, but the prevalence is unknown. We assessed the prevalence of excess gambling by specific prospective enquiry in Parkinson's disease patients attending six West Scotland movement disorder clinics. Of 388 patients taking anti‐Parkinson medication, 17 (4.4%) developed pathological gambling, all of whom were prescribed dopamine agonists. Thus, 8% of patients taking dopamine agonists had pathological gambling. Pathological gambling is not uncommon, and patients should be made aware of this potential adverse effect.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grosset, Dr Donald and MacPhee, Dr Graeme and Grosset, Dr Katherine
Authors: Grosset, K., MacPhee, G., Pal, G., Stewart, D., Watt, A., Davie, J., and Grosset, D.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Movement Disorders
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0885-3185
ISSN (Online):1531-8257
Published Online:29 September 2006

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