Bromocriptine in traumatic brain injury

Brain Inj. 2006 Jan;20(1):111-5. doi: 10.1080/02699050500309700.


The authors report the case of a 63-year-old patient with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) associated with Parkinson's syndrome, whose performances were dramatically improved by bromocriptine therapy, with an improvement of the scores, not only on tests evaluating motor functions but also on tests evaluating the patient's cognitive functions. However, no improvement was observed with levodopa.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / complications*
  • Bromocriptine / therapeutic use*
  • Cognition / drug effects*
  • Dopamine Agonists / therapeutic use*
  • Head Injuries, Closed / complications
  • Humans
  • Levodopa / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease / drug therapy*
  • Parkinson Disease / etiology
  • Psychomotor Performance / drug effects*


  • Dopamine Agonists
  • Bromocriptine
  • Levodopa