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J Clin Neurol. 2013 Apr;9(2):133-7. doi: 10.3988/jcn.2013.9.2.133. Epub 2013 Apr 4.

A case of frontotemporal dementia with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis presenting with pathological gambling.

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Department of Psychiatry, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Pathological gambling (PG), which is characterized by consistent, repetitive gambling and unsuccessful quitting attempts, is classified as an impulse control disorder. PG has also been reported in patients with Parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

CASE REPORT:

A 53-year-old male visited the outpatient clinic due to excessive gambling and personality changes. Based on electrophysiological findings and neuropsychiatric assessment, he was diagnosed as frontotemporal dementia-amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

CONCLUSIONS:

This case report underlines that PG can also be seen in patients with neurological disorders involving the orbitofrontal cortex.

KEYWORDS:

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; frontotemporal dementia; pathological gambling

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