Month: January 2015

N-Acetylcysteine for Gambling Addiction

Pathological gambling is an impulse control disorder that disrupts relationships and daily activities.   There is evidence that a subnormal concentration of glutamate in the nucleus accumbens region of the brain increases compulsive or addictive behaviors. A recent study found that when individuals with nicotine dependence and pathological gambling   were given N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for 12 weeks …

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