Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pathological Gambling in Parkinsons Disease: A Pilot Controlled Study
European Addiction Research, 07/05/2012
Jimenez–Murcia S et al. – The results may provide guidance for obtaining accurate diagnostic information in pathological gamblers by properly identifying patients with specific needs that may be targeted with treatment.Methods
- Clinical and psychopathological profiles and response to cognitive-behavioral treatment were assessed in 15 PG + PD and 45 PG – PD individuals consulting a specialized hospital Unit.
- Statistically significant differences were observed between the two groups on a series of clinical variables.
- PG + PD patients were older and presented later onset of problematic gambling behaviors, lower alcohol consumption and higher bingo playing than PG – PD patients.
- No significant differences were noted in psychopathology except for lower measures of hostility in the PG + PD group.
- No statistical differences were detected between groups in terms of response to treatment.