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Genetics of alcohol dependence, and treatment implications

  • How to find genes that underlie alcohol dependence?

    Highlight 1 of presentation Genetics of alcohol dependence, and treatment implications

    Genes count – they are involved in the risk of having a dependence in your life.

  • The Dopamine « star » genes

    Highlight 2 of presentation Genetics of alcohol dependence, and treatment implications

    Two hypotheses to explain how dopamine genes are involved in alcohol dependence.

  • Endophenotype

    Highlight 3 of presentation Genetics of alcohol dependence, and treatment implications

    Testing the inhibition process with the stop-signal reaction-time reveals an endophenotype shared by affected patients and non-affected relatives.

  • The pharmacogenetics of naltrexone, ondansetron, and nalmefene

    Highlight 4 of presentation Genetics of alcohol dependence, and treatment implications

    Pharmacogenetic aspects can be relevant for everyday practice, when specific polymorphisms are significantly associated with higher chances of treatment success.

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