Amir Mandel

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The GTF2IRD1 general transcription factor is a candidate for involvement in the varied cognitive and neurobehavioral symptoms of the microdeletion disorder, Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS). We show that mice with heterozygous or homozygous disruption of Gtf2ird1 exhibit decreased fear and aggression and increased social behaviors. These findings are(More)
In approximately half of the major depressive disorder (MDD) antidepressant trials published in the last decade, 30% or more of the patients assigned to the placebo arm showed clinically significant improvements. Attempts to reduce the placebo effect in a variety of ways have proven mostly unsuccessful. The aim of this study was to determine whether trial(More)
[3H]Imipramine binding to blood platelets was assessed in eight untreated Tourette syndrome (TS) children, nine drug-free TS children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and nine age-matched and gender-matched control subjects. The density of [3H]imipramine binding sites in TS + OCD patients was significantly lower compared with TS-OCD patients (28%)(More)
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