Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Impulsivity in Parkinson's disease

Dopamine medications are effective in treating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), but dopamine agonists can trigger impulsive-compulsive behaviors (ICBs), such as compulsive gambling, eating or shopping, in a ...

Addiction

Losing streak: Competitive high-school sports linked to gambling

The soft signs of compulsive gambling—high energy levels, unreasonable expectations, extreme competitiveness, distorted optimism and above-average IQs—are often the very traits that characterize competing athletes. However, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors linked

Problem gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors share genetic as well as behavioral links, according to a study by researchers at Yale, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pathological gambling caused by excessive optimism

Compulsive gamblers suffer from an optimism bias that modifies their subjective representation of probability and affects their decisions in situations involving high-risk monetary wagers. This is the conclusion drawn by ...

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