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Revista médica de Chile

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Abstract

CANEO R, CONSTANZA; GONZALEZ T, MATÍAS; REPETTO L, PAULA B  and  SOZA R, ALEJANDRO. Psychiatric and cognitive problems associated to hepatitis C and its treatment with interferon. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2010, vol.138, n.11, pp.1431-1440. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872010001200014.

This article is a literature search about the psychopathology related to hepatitis C and its treatment with interferon. An overview of the methodology of the available studies is presented. New theories for a better understanding and diagnosis of the psychiatric alteration associated to hepatitis C or interferon treatment are proposed, to improve future research. We discuss neurobiological aspects, clinical manifestations, psychosocial features and pharmacotherapy of the psychiatric manifestations of hepatitis C and its treatment with interferon.

Keywords : Hepatitis C, chronic; Interferons; Psychopathology.

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