Ludmila Malinova

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BACKGROUND Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common and severe psychiatric illness that affects 1-3% of the population and presents a well-established co-morbidity with major depressive disorder (MDD). Twin and family studies have suggested a genetic component in the etiology of OCD, although the mode of inheritance is unknown. Pharmacotherapy of the(More)
The claustrum is a telencephalic nucleus located ventrolateral to the basal ganglia in the mammalian brain. It has an extensive reciprocal connectivity with most if not all of the cerebral cortex, in particular, primary sensory areas. However, despite renewed and growing interest amongst investigators, there remains a paucity of data concerning its(More)
PURPOSE: According literature data the animal's response to stress depends not only upon the state and conditions of the animal but also upon the nature of the stressor itself. It is known that stress have wide-ranging effects on neuroendocrine, autonomic, immune, and hormonal function. Different research groups have shown induction of acute physical stress(More)
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