Factors Associated With Gambling

· Early-onset Parkinson’s disease

· Higher novelty-seeking traits

· Personal or family history of alcohol abuse.

The study focused on 21 patients with Parkinson’s disease from the Movement Disorders Center at Toronto Western Hospital who developed pathologic gambling after treatment with dopaminergic medications and 42 Parkinson’s disease patients without compulsive gambling behaviors.

March 2007 – Neurology Reviews