Neurodegenerative disorders

Gene links psychiatric illness and dementia

Neurologists should consider sending dementia patients with a strong family history of psychiatric illness for genetic counselling to test for the C9orf72 mutation, a conference has been told. Speaking at the 11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Dr Emma Devenney from the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, said findings from a ...

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