Paula C. de Freitas

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Introduction There are very few studies about psychopathology in familial amyloid polyneuropathy patients or in asymptomatic carriers. In our clinical experience in a psychiatric and psychological consultation, we mostly see patients suffering from depression and anxiety symptoms and emotional distress related to some specific, emotionally charged moments(More)
Background: The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between prenatal maternal cigarette smoking (PMCS) and early childhood caries (ECC) through a systematic review of currently available scientific evidence. Material and Methods: To address the focused question: “Is there an association between PMCS and ECC?” an electronic literature(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of students' suicidal ideation and to assess its connection with social support. METHODS Quantitative, descriptive and exploratory study on a sample of 1074 students from a higher education institution in Portugal. The data was collected through an online platform that included a questionnaire regarding the(More)
Methods A common social demographic questionnaire and a questionnaire about family history/personal disease and biographic events were applied to 211 subjects (in 110, the disease had already begun, 82 were asymptomatic carriers, and 19 had no established diagnosis), attending external consultation at Corino de Andrade Unit in Centro Hospitalar do Porto. A(More)
1. Cardoso F, Seppi K, Mair KJ, et al. Seminar on choreas. Lancet Neurol 2006;5:589-602. 2. Nagaoka T, Matsushita S, Nagai Y, Kobayashi K. A woman who trembled, then had chorea. Lancet 1998;351:1326. 3. Ristić AJ, Svetel M, Dragaševic N, et al. Bilateral choreaballism associated with hyperthyroidism. Mov Disord 2004;19: 982-983. 4. Heoffron W, Eaton RP.(More)
Transthyretin-related familial amyloid polyneuropathy Val30Met is a fatal progressive disease. It is a rare hereditary amyloidosis, manifesting as a sensorimotor neuropathy and autonomic dysfunction. It begins during adulthood and is a disabling disease, posing a great psychological burden to patients and their families. Our aim was to describe and(More)
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