M C Cavallini
Affiliation: San Raffaele Scientific Institute
- An association study between 5-HTTLPR polymorphism, COMT polymorphism, and Tourette's syndromeM C Cavallini
Istituto Scientifico H San Raffaele, Department of Neuroscience, University of Milan Medical School, Via L Prinetti, 29, 20127, Milan, Italy
Psychiatry Res 97:93-100. 2000..In fact, TS is a complex disorder and these genes most likely have only a minor genetic effect in its etiology...
- Exploratory factor analysis of obsessive-compulsive patients and association with 5-HTTLPR polymorphismMaria Cristina Cavallini
Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Fondazione Centro San Raffaele del Monte Tabor, Milan, Italy
Am J Med Genet 114:347-53. 2002..However, only considering the subgroup of patients with tic codiagnosis, we found a significantly higher score for the fifth factor for patients with L/L genotype with respect to L/S and S/S genotypes...
- Anticipation of age at onset of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorderMaria Cristina Cavallini
Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Università Vita Salute Ospedale San Raffaele, via Stamira D Ancona, 20127, Milan, Italy
Psychiatry Res 111:1-9. 2002..Drawing on the results, we hypothesised that the presence of anticipation in OCD and OC spectrum disorders could be due to a specific genetic effect (unstable DNA), as it has been hypothesised for other disorders showing this effect...
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and treatment responseD Di Bella
Fondazione Centro San Raffaele del Monte Tabor, San Raffaele Vita Salute University, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Milan, Italy
Pharmacogenomics J 2:176-81. 2002..Considering patients without tic disorder co-diagnosis, a significant time per genotype interaction for both YBOCS total scores and compulsion scores was found...
- Clinical predictors of drug response in obsessive-compulsive disorderS Erzegovesi
Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, S Raffaele Hospital, University of Milan School of Medicine, Milano, Italy
J Clin Psychopharmacol 21:488-92. 2001....
- Morbidity risk for obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in first-degree relatives of patients with eating disordersL Bellodi
Istituto Scientifico H. San Raffaele, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, University of Milan School of Medicine, 29 via Prinetti, 20127 Milan, Italy
Am J Psychiatry 158:563-9. 2001..CONCLUSIONS: To better understand the genetic components of eating disorders, these disorders should be considered as part of the obsessive-compulsive spectrum of disorders...
- Obsessive compulsive disorder among idiopathic focal dystonia patients: an epidemiological and family studyRoberto Cavallaro
Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Scientific Institute S. Raffaele Hospital, Vita-Salute-San Raffaele University Medical School
Biol Psychiatry 52:356-61. 2002..8%, significantly higher than that found in the general population. CONCLUSIONS: Our results support the hypothesis of a common pathologic background for OCD and IFD, at least in a subgroup of IFD, indicating basal ganglia dysfunction...
- No association between obsessive-compulsive disorder and the 5-HT(1Dbeta) receptor geneDaniela Di Bella
Department of Neuropsychiatric Services, Vita Salute University, Fondazione Centro San Raffaele del Monte Tabor, Via Stamira d Ancona 20, 20127 Milan, Italy
Am J Psychiatry 159:1783-5. 2002..The silent G-to-C substitution at nucleotide 861 of the coding region of the 5-HT(1Dbeta) receptor gene may be associated with liability to OCD. The aim of this study was to investigate this association in an Italian OCD study group...
- Association of BDNF with anorexia, bulimia and age of onset of weight loss in six European populationsMarta Ribases
Genes and Disease Program, Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona, Spain
Hum Mol Genet 13:1205-12. 2004..These are the first two variants associated with the pathophysiology of ED in different populations and support a role for BDNF in the susceptibility to aberrant eating behaviors...