Eating Disturbance in Behavioural-Variant Frontotemporal Dementia

  title={Eating Disturbance in Behavioural-Variant Frontotemporal Dementia},
  author={Olivier Piguet},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Neuroscience},
  • O. Piguet
  • Published 17 May 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Molecular Neuroscience
Behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is a progressive neurodegenerative brain disorder, clinically characterised by changes in cognition, personality and behaviour. Marked disturbances in eating behaviour, such as overeating and preference for sweet foods, are also commonly reported. This paper reviews the current literature on eating abnormalities in bvFTD, their clinical characteristics and biological correlates, and the contribution of hypothalamus to eating regulation… 

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