Psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's disease and 5-HTTLPR polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene: evidence for an association.

@article{Quaranta2009PsychoticSI,
  title={Psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's disease and 5-HTTLPR polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene: evidence for an association.},
  author={Davide Quaranta and Alessandra Bizzarro and Camillo Marra and Maria Gabriella Vita and Davide Seripa and Alberto Pilotto and Valeria Sebastiani and Patrizia Mecocci and Carlo Masullo},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          173-80
        }
}
The occurrence of psychotic symptoms is common in Alzheimer's disease (AD), configuring a possibly distinguished clinical entity defined "Psychosis in Alzheimer's Disease" (AD-P). In order to investigate demographic clinical and biological variables potentially associated to the occurrence of AD-P, 148 AD patients were selected. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Activities of Daily Living (ADL), and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) scores, socio-economic status and 5-HTTLPR… CONTINUE READING

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