Dopamine agonists in PD: need to explain risks of problem gambling


An estimated 6-8% of PD patients treated with a dopamine agonist develop problem gambling, according to a new review of the literature (Djamshidian et al. Mov Disord 2011; 26: 1976-1984). Patients and their families need to be informed of the risks and to report any behavioural changes during treatment.

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