Reversible Pathologic Jealousy (Othello Syndrome) Associated With Amantadine

Patrick Mcnamara, Raymon Durso

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We describe a case of pathologic jealousy (Othello syndrome) in a patient with Parkinson disease, which abated after discontinuing amantadine. We indicate that early recognition and treatment of the syndrome in this disease may avert physical violence. We also believe that our report further suggests a link between this specific behavioral disorder and dopaminergic activity. (J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 1991;4:157-159).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes


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