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Rev Med Chil. 2010 Nov;138(11):1431-40. doi: /S0034-98872010001200014. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

[Psychiatric and cognitive problems associated to hepatitis C and its treatment with interferon].

[Article in Spanish]

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Unidad de Enlace y Medicina Psicosomática, Departamento de Psiquiatría, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Temuco, Chile.


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.

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