Post-mortem examination of dopaminergic parameters in Alzheimer's disease: relationship to noncognitive symptoms.

@article{Bierer1993PostmortemEO,
  title={Post-mortem examination of dopaminergic parameters in Alzheimer's disease: relationship to noncognitive symptoms.},
  author={Linda M. Bierer and Peter J Knott and J M Schmeidler and Deborah B Marin and Theresa M Ryan and Vahram H Haroutunian and Dushyant P. Purohit and Daniel P. Perl and Richard C. Mohs and Kenneth L. Davis},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1993},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={
          211-7
        }
}
Dopaminergic mechanisms have been implicated in depression, agitation, and psychosis--symptoms that are frequently observed in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). In a longitudinal study, 23 prospectively assessed AD patients underwent autopsies in which concentrations of dopamine, homovanillic acid, and dihydroxyphenylacetic acid were assayed in the… CONTINUE READING