Valeria Deiana

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AIM Bipolar disorder (BP) is a mood disorder with a prevalence of 1-2% in the general population. Lithium is the most widely used and best characterized long-term treatment for BP. The aim of this study is the evaluation of the effectiveness of lithium treatment in a naturalistic setting. Moreover we investigated if a number of clinical markers were(More)
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic and severe psychiatric condition with an underlying component of genetic susceptibility. Mounting evidence suggests a potential role of the endogenous cannabinoid (eCB) system in the pathogenesis of BD. Here we investigated the role of genes encoding for key eCB elements on the risk of developing BD in a sample of 357BD(More)
New analogues (3a-l) of the previously described α4β2 selective ligand 3-(6-halopyridin-3-yl)-3,6-diazabicyclo[3.1.1]heptanes (2a,b) have been synthesized and their binding activity for neuronal acetylcholine receptor subtypes α4β2 and α7 were assayed. Six of these compounds (3a,b,c,j,k and l) showed high affinity and selectivity for α4β2 receptors. The(More)
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