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Case Reports in Psychiatry
Volume 2012, Article ID 353021, 2 pages
Case Report

Othello Syndrome Secondary to Ropinirole: A Case Study

1Highgate Mental Health Centre, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19 5NX, UK
2Mental Health Sciences Unit, University College London, Charles Bell House, 67-73 Riding House Street, London W1W 7EJ, UK
3Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7L 2L7

Received 28 February 2012; Accepted 22 April 2012

Academic Editors: R. Bussing, P. Lemoine, P. Sand, and T. Sasaki

Copyright © 2012 Kakali Pal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This case report describes a forty-two-year-old man with no previous psychiatric history who developed delusional jealousy (Othello Syndrome) associated with ropinirole treatment. Ropinirole is a commonly used dopamine receptor agonist, which was being used to treat his Parkinson’s disease, and his delusional symptoms resolved entirely with ropinirole dose reduction.