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Parkinson’s Drug Linked to Gamblin

A new study finds an unusual side effect from drug therapy in some Parkinson’s patients. Certain dopamine agonists show signs of causing some patients to become excessive gamblers. ....Dopamine is a chemical substance that is produced in the brain that allows people to have smooth movements. Parkinson’s patients have a severe shortage of dopamine. Drug therapies for Parkinson’s focus on increasin...

New Drug to Stop Gambling!

Gambling is big business in America -- earning the gaming industry nearly $51 billion in net revenue each year. Like most addictions, once you start, it's hard to stop.// Now, a drug treatment could get gamblers back on their feet. ..Pulsing music. Flashing lights. And the elusive jackpots. That's what keeps gamblers coming back...Jeff was gambling five times a week -- losing about $400 each time...

Pathological gambling is associated to brain functions

Decisions that lead to pathological gambling seems to be entrenched in the brain development of the// gamblers. Scientists of Raul Carrea Institute for Neurological Research, Buenos Aires, Argentina are of the opinion that pathological gamblers may not be able to help but gamble... ..According to the researchers who had looked into the decision making abilities of 11 spontaneous gamblers and 10 o...

Gambling related to Parkinsons medication

Medication meant to treat Parkinsons disease has been associated with sudden onset of phases// of habitual gambling in people who were not gamblers otherwise. ....The Mayo Clinic psychiatrists were behind the research that had shed light on such a link between gambling and the drug called dopamine agonists. ....Parkinsons disease is a disorder of the nervous system. Some of its symptoms are muscl...

Drug Pramipexole Usage Linked To Gambling Addiction In Parkinsons Patients

Dr. M. Leann Dodd and colleagues from Minnesota medical center, Rochester has found new evidences between the usage of the drug Pramipexole, which is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and severe addiction to gambling // . ....Pathologic gambling which is a severe addiction to gambling is a very rare phenomenon mostly occurring due to usage of anti-Parkinson’s drug and the addiction to...

Compulsive Gambling Not A Chronic Addiction Always: Research

Pathological or compulsive gambling has been long regarded to be a chronic and unremitting condition. A new study has now found that is a temporary or short-lived condition // from which affected individuals can recover without any treatment. ........'People used to think the same thing about alcohol. But now I think that we are starting to have a more nuanced picture of what compulsive gambling...

Gambling Addiction on the Rise in London

The British Medical Association was warned about the rising number of Internet gaming and super-casinos gambling addicts//. .. GP Jan Wise, from London at the association's annual conference said that adequate steps are not being implemented to track down and help addicts. Both the NHS and the private sector should co operate with each other and create awareness among the general public. Accordi...

Scottish Children Attracted To Serious Gambling

Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University have found that almost one in 10 Scottish children have a gambling problem. They conducted a survey of more than 2,000 students studying //in west-central Scotland and discovered that almost 9 percent of children aged between 13-16 demonstrated behaviors that could lead to gambling addiction later in life. ....In the age group of 11-12 years, 6 perce...

Smoking Ban Affects Gambling Clubs

Smoking ban in pubs and clubs across New Zealand have significantly reduced the number of people going for gambling.// ..The Clubs New Zealand president Brian Smith said that the poker machine revenue fell 28%. He also said that this would reduce about $60 million a year from pub charities to various sports and other community groups. Problem Gambling Foundation clinical director Philip Townshen...

Compulsive Gambling – a psychiatric disorde

Some of the gamblers have strong addiction to it..."I'd say that there is nothing that matches gambling. Not even sex matches the high I get from gambling," said one addict//. ..There has been an upsurge of gambling places across Canada recently, thereby, creating more attraction for those with gambling problems. According to some experts, this has led to the increase in the number of addicts....

Gambling to Be Taken as a Serious Addiction, Warns BMA

A report leaked from a special study by UK’S Metropolitan police, stating that the establishment of supercasinos has led to an increase in crime and //anti- social behavior has put the spotlight on problem gamblers. ..Doctors from the British Medical Association (BMA), in their report: Gambling Addiction and its Treatment within the UK, have urged the National Health Service to come out with str...

Britishers Prefer Gambling to Greens

There is an alarming rise of gambling and gamblers in Britain. A study reveals// that Englishmen prefer to spend more on gambling and casinos then on vegetables and fruits. ..On an average, £800 per year per person has been spent on gambling in United Kingdom. Online gambling has also increased the number of gamblers over a period of time. ..The British medical Association (BMA) has expressed...

Medications for Restless Legs Syndrome may Trigger Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive gambling with extreme losses -- in two cases, greater than $100,000 -- by people without a prior history of gambling problems// has been linked to a class of drugs commonly used to treat the neurological disorder restless legs syndrome (RLS). A new Mayo Clinic study is the first to describe this compulsive gambling in RLS patients who are being treated with medications that stimulate d...

Compulsive Gambling Linked to Parkinson's Disease Medications

A new study suggests that patients who develop Parkinson's disease in youth and whose personal or family history includes alcohol// abuse may be more likely to develop pathological gambling as a side effect of medications used to treat their condition. ....Behaviors associated with impulse control—including compulsive shopping, hypersexuality, binge eating and pathological gambling—have been ass...
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