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Dementia is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by cognitive impairment and behavioral and psychological symptoms. The efficacy and tolerability of risperidone for treating dementia-associated psychological and behavioral disturbances were evaluated in a study of 135 patients aged 60-85 years with DSM-IV diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease. All were(More)
BACKGROUND Difficulties in coping with cancer, and the accompanying anxious and depressive symptoms, have been shown to affect the mood and the quality of life in breast cancer patients. 5-Hydroxytryptamine Transporter Gene-linked Polymorphic Region (5-HTTLPR) functional polymorphism of serotonin transporter has been shown to influence the adaptation to(More)
BACKGROUND 5-HTTLPR genetic polymorphism of serotonin transporter (SERT) and stressful life events facilitate depression. The aim of this investigation was therefore to determine the correlations between SERT polymorphism and mental adjustment to cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Breast cancer patients early after surgery, and subjects with various advanced(More)
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