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Pathological gambling and the treatment of psychosis with aripiprazole: case reports

  • Neil Smith (a1), Nathan Kitchenham (a1) and Henrietta Bowden-Jones (a1)

This paper details three case reports that suggest that pathological gambling activity may have been adversely modified following treatment for psychosis with the antipsychotic aripiprazole. These reports are discussed in the context of previous observations of the potential impact of aripiprazole on impulse control and the implications such observations could have for clinical practice and future research.

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Neil Smith, Central North West London NHS Trust, National Problem Gambling Clinic, 4th Floor, Soho Centre for Health and Care, 1 Frith Street, London W1D 3HZ, UK. Email:
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The authors are employed in the NHS in a service providing help for problem gamblers.

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Pathological gambling and the treatment of psychosis with aripiprazole: case reports

  • Neil Smith (a1), Nathan Kitchenham (a1) and Henrietta Bowden-Jones (a1)
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