Case Reports in Clinical Medicine

Volume 7, Issue 5 (May 2018)

ISSN Print: 2325-7075   ISSN Online: 2325-7083

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Pathological Gambling after Administration of Pramipexole (Case Report)

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DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2018.75032    563 Downloads   1,009 Views  

ABSTRACT

Parkinson’s disease is a common condition usually treated by dopaminergic agents and many behavioral abnormalities such as impulse control disorders (ICD) are connected with that usage. Pathological gambling, a form of ICD includes is a clinical condition that disrupts personal, family and occupational activity. Pramipexole a D2 AND D3 agonist may be associated with pathological gambling. We present a case of 74-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). His doctor advised him to take pramipexole 0.18 mg/p.o./day. A month after the onset of treatment he manifested a behavior of pathological gambling. After the discontinuation of the drug all this behavior was interrupted.

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Kontoangelos, K. , Ecomomou, M. and Papageorgiou, C. (2018) Pathological Gambling after Administration of Pramipexole. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 7, 349-351. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2018.75032.

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