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Psychosis is more common than previously thought in frontotemporal dementia

FTD is a progressive condition so multiple aspects of cognition, function and behaviour may eventually become affected, and psychiatric states like apathy, depression, anxiety, irritability, agitation and aggression are not uncommon. In contrast, the set of symptoms known as psychosis appeared to be rare until recently. Psychosis in dementia Psychosis consists of hallucinations and delusions […]

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Is oxytocin a means for restoring social behaviour in FTD?

Oxytocin, a brain peptide, promotes positive social behaviour in humans and other mammals. It promotes maternal behaviours, and its administration facilitates responsiveness to social cues and co-operative behavior in healthy adults and individuals suffering autism – a developmental disorder featuring handicaps in socialization and communication. It is plausible oxytocin will improve social behaviour in FTD, […]