Dementia With Mood Symptoms in a Fragile X Premutation Carrier With the Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome: Clinical Intervention With Donepezil and Venlafaxine Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The authors present a case of a patient with dementia with mood symptoms and multiple neurological manifestations of fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). Despite a gradually deteriorating neurological course, he was managed for 2 years with combination therapy of donepezil and venlafaxine, which resulted in improvement and relative stabilization of his psychiatric status. Psychiatrists are hereby alerted to the description of a novel dementia syndrome that may respond to pharmacological intervention commonly used for other dementias.

authors

  • Bourgeois, James A
  • Farzin, Faraz
  • Brunberg, James A
  • Tassone, Flora
  • Hagerman, Paul
  • Zhang, Lin
  • Hessl, David
  • Hagerman, Randi

publication date

  • April 2006

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