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Abstract Objective: The goal is to expand our knowledge of catatonia occurring in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome (DS) by describing the first prospective, consecutive, well-
Abstract: Background: Women with Down syndrome have a lower breast cancer risk and significantly lower life expectancies than women without Down syndrome. Therefore, it is not clear whether
This is an article published in The Habilitative Mental Healthcare Newsletter in 1996.
This is a poster that describes a small chart review study on Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome done at the Adult Down Syndrome Center.
This article was originally shared in the Down Syndrome Ireland Magazine in the summer of 2010.
This is an article written by Brian Chicoine in Success Stories in Developmental Disabilities. Vol II. edited by Dale Antanitus and published in 1993.
The link below takes users to a registration page to view a webinar called "Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's for Medical Professionals" that was presented by Brian Chic
Abstract: Introduction: Comorbid psychiatric disorders are common in Down syndrome (DS). Evidence for pharmacotherapy of psychiatric co-morbidity in DS is limited. Areas covered: This articl
Abstract The immune surveillance theory of cancer posits that the body's immune system detects and destroys randomly occurring malignant cells. This theory is based on the observation of the i
Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD) may affect in excess of 90% of individuals with Down syndrome (DS) after age 60, due to duplication of the APP gene in trisomy of chromosome 21, with neuropat
Abstract: Collaboration between palliative care, dementia care, hospice provision, and intellectual disability services is required rather than any one of these systems working in isolation.
Abstract Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate cancer incidence in a large cohort of persons with Down syndrome. Methods: Down syndrome was identified from th
Abstract: This study examined mammogram reports of women with Down syndrome (DS) treated in the largest medical facility specifically serving adults with DS in the United States. Records of 684 women
Abstract Objective: The main aim of this case series report is to alert physicians to the occurrence of catatonia in Down syndrome (DS). A second aim is to stimulate the study of regression
Abstract: The term dual-diagnosis refers to a person with mental retardation and psychiatric disorder. Most children with Down syndrome (DS) do not have a psychiatric or neurobehavioral disorder. Curr
The article below was published in the July/August 1997 edition of Disability Solutions. It is republished with permission. A PDF copy of the article can be downloaded at this link
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