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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39104.624850.AB (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:172

Drugs for Parkinson's disease increase risk of gambling:Patients being treated for Parkinson's disease are at higher risk of becoming problem gamblers, say two studies in Movement Disorders (2006;21:2206-8, 2068-72). The first study, based on 388 patients, found that 8% of those taking dopamine agonists had pathological gambling problems. The second study reports similar findings. “We can conclude that Parkinson's disease increases the risk of being affected by …

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