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The neuropsychiatry of neuroacanthocytosis syndromes

Walterfang, Mark; Evans, Andrew; Looi, Jeffrey; Jung, Hans H; Danek, Adrian; Walker, Ruth H; Velakoulis, Dennis

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The neuroacanthocytoses are a group of disorders characterised by peripheral blood acanthocytes, central nervous system as well as neuromuscular symptoms. These disorders uniformly result in pathology in the basal ganglia, which account for the characteristic motor symptoms such as chorea or dystonia, but may also account for the apparent elevated rates of major mental disorders in these syndromes. Elevated rates of dysexecutive syndromes, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66318
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2011.01.001

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