The attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neuropsychiatric disorder in children and adolescents. It may persist until the adult age in 30-50% of cases. Among the characteristic traits of the ADHD, there can be found the propensity for risk-taking and the inclination to the abuse of substances and to the gambling. The subjects […]
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A mouse model for type B tyrosine hydroxilase deficiency
Tyrosine Hydroxylase Deficiency (THD) is an inborn error of dopamine synthesis. Around 70 cases of THD have been identified so far, with manifestations ranging from mild movement disorder to encephalopathy with parkinsonism. Based on the clinical signs observed, two main forms have been described. Type A has a more attenuated phenotype and it is normally […]