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Depress Anxiety. 2000;11(4):185-6.

Pathological gambling behaviour: emergence secondary to treatment of Parkinson's disease with dopaminergic agents.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa.


We present a case in which the use of low dose risperidone (a potent D2 and 5-HT2 antagonist) was successful in controlling gambling behaviour secondary to dopamine agonist treatment of Parkinson's disease. Pharmacotherapeutic management of pathological gambling secondary to medical causes deserves further study.

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