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AIMS High relapse rate and extreme difficulty to maintain abstinence are core characteristics of alcohol dependence (AD). Previous studies have demonstrated a persistent decision-making (DM) deficit in AD. We aimed to reveal specific personality features and stress-coping mechanisms presumed to compensate for ineffective DM skills. METHODS Eighty-eight… (More)
OBJECTIVE The incidence of dementia is known to vary between nations due to population specific interactions of genetic and epigenetic risk factors. Since this type of data was missing from the Central-Eastern part of Europe, especially from Hungary, an ongoing prospective multicentre study was initiated 3 years ago to determine the impact of some… (More)
Schizophrenia is a chronic, debilitating psychiatric disorder characterized by heterogeneous clinical symptoms. Although the pathogenesis of this disorder is poorly understood, several lines of evidence support the role of both common and rare genetic variants in the etiology of schizophrenia. Common variants, single nucleotide polymorphisms can be… (More)
There are conflicting results regarding the role of tau (MAPT) haplotypes in neurodegenerative disorders. Recent reports suggest that ethnicity factors and gene-gene interactions may influence the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The present study investigates possible synergism between MAPT haplotype and ApoE state in Hungarian Caucasian AD… (More)
2011 Dopamine metabolism-related gene polymorphisms in Roma (Gypsy) and Hungarian populations.