Andreea Seritan, MD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 18th Street
San Francisco CA 94107
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Carol Davila Institute of Medicine and PharmacyMD1992School of Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine2003Psychiatry Residency
    University of California, Los Angeles2004Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Alpha Omega Alpha 2013Member
    American Medical Women's Association 2013Exceptional Mentor Award
    American Psychiatric Association2015Distinguished Fellow
    Association for Academic Psychiatry2016Distinguished Fellow
    Association for Academic Psychiatry2019Roberts Award for Inspirational Mentorship in Academic Psychiatry

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    Dr. Seritan is a geriatric psychiatrist who works to understand and manage psychiatric manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Seritan developed and co-leads the Clinical Neurosciences Area of Distinction for psychiatry residents, is a member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, and chairs the Master Educator Committee of the Association for Academic Psychiatry. Before joining UCSF, Dr. Seritan worked at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, where she developed and led the medical student wellness program, also serving as assistant, then associate dean for student wellness.

    Dr. Seritan’s research interests include the psychiatric aspects of movement disorders such as fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) and Parkinson's disease. Additional interests include faculty development, medical student and physician wellness, competency-based medical education, and the mental health impacts of climate change. Dr. Seritan is an active mentor of students, residents, fellows, and faculty. She serves as Faculty Mentoring facilitator for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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    1. Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for People with Parkinson's Disease and Their Caregivers: a Pilot Study. J Technol Behav Sci. 2022; 7(3):381-395. Seritan AL, Iosif AM, Prakash P, Wang SS, Eisendrath S. PMID: 35527798; PMCID: PMC9059916.
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    2. Calling to Action Our Personal Behaviors in Mitigating Climate Change. Acad Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 29. Coverdale J, Seritan AL, Brenner AM. PMID: 35486362.
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    3. Climate Change and Mental Health Curricula: Addressing Barriers to Teaching. Acad Psychiatry. 2022 Mar 21. Seritan AL, Coverdale J, Brenner AM. PMID: 35314961; PMCID: PMC8936385.
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    4. The Climate Change and Mental Health Task Force: One Academic Psychiatry Department's Efforts to Heed the Call to Action. Acad Psychiatry. 2022 Mar 02. Seritan AL, Hasser C, Burke MG, Bussmann GL, Charlesworth A, Cooper R, Fortuna LR, Herbst ED, Jayaratne A, Richards A, Stuart BK, Epel E. PMID: 35235190; PMCID: PMC8890011.
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    5. Prefrontal Physiomarkers of Anxiety and Depression in Parkinson's Disease. Front Neurosci. 2021; 15:748165. de Hemptinne C, Chen W, Racine CA, Seritan AL, Miller AM, Yaroshinsky MS, Wang SS, Gilron R, Little S, Bledsoe I, San Luciano M, Katz M, Chang EF, Dawes HE, Ostrem JL, Starr PA. PMID: 34744613; PMCID: PMC8568318.
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    6. Elevated Mood States in Patients With Parkinson's Disease Treated With Deep Brain Stimulation: Diagnosis and Management Strategies. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2021; 33(4):314-320. Seritan AL, Spiegel LL, Weinstein JL, Racine CA, Brown EG, Volz M, de Hemptinne C, Starr PA, Ostrem JL. PMID: 34213980.
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    7. Women with Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2020 Nov; 7(8):910-919. Schneider A, Summers S, Tassone F, Seritan A, Hessl D, Hagerman P, Hagerman R. PMID: 33163562; PMCID: PMC7604678.
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    8. The Time Is Now: Climate Change and Mental Health. Acad Psychiatry. 2020 06; 44(3):373-374. Seritan AL, Seritan I. PMID: 32162168.
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    9. The Many Roads to Mindfulness: A Review of Nonmindfulness-Based Interventions that Increase Mindfulness. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Sep; 25(9):874-889. Xia T, Hu H, Seritan AL, Eisendrath S. PMID: 31241348.
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    10. Developmental Approaches to Faculty Development. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2019 09; 42(3):375-387. Teshima J, McKean AJS, Myint MT, Aminololama-Shakeri S, Joshi SV, Seritan AL, Hilty DM. PMID: 31358118.
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    11. A Historical Review of Key Events and Components of Faculty and Professional Development in Psychiatry. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2019 09; 42(3):357-373. Hilty DM, Yager J, Seritan AL, Levine R, DeJong SM, Borus J. PMID: 31358117.
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    12. Telepsychiatry for patients with movement disorders: a feasibility and patient satisfaction study. J Clin Mov Disord. 2019; 6:1. Seritan AL, Heiry M, Iosif AM, Dodge M, Ostrem JL. PMID: 31183157; PMCID: PMC6555013.
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    13. Ages at Onset of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders in Parkinson's Disease. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2019; 31(4):346-352. Seritan AL, Rienas C, Duong T, Delucchi K, Ostrem JL. PMID: 31117906.
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    14. The Psychiatric Assessment and Brief Intervention Program: Partnering With Primary Care Providers. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2018 Feb 01; 20(1). Seritan AL, Haller E, Linde P, Orgera S, Fisher WS, Iosif AM, Jackson-Triche M, Bourgeois JA. PMID: 29419950.
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    15. Improving Mental Health Training for Primary Care Residents: A Resident-Led Educational Intervention. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2017 Nov 02; 19(6). Ureste PJ, Duong TL, Seritan AL, Iosif AM, Hilty DM. PMID: 29141123.
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    16. Support for Military Medical Students-One School's Experience. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 08; 41(4):564-566. Seritan AL, Paterniti DA. PMID: 28577113.
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    17. Risk Factors for Cognitive Impairment in Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2016 Nov; 29(6):328-337. Seritan AL, Kim K, Benjamin I, Seritan I, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 27647792; PMCID: PMC5357600.
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    18. Psychiatric disorders among women with the fragile X premutation without children affected by fragile X syndrome. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2016 12; 171(8):1139-1147. Gossett A, Sansone S, Schneider A, Johnston C, Hagerman R, Tassone F, Rivera SM, Seritan AL, Hessl D. PMID: 27615674; PMCID: PMC6907071.
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    19. A gender and sexuality curriculum for psychiatry residents. Med Sci Educ. 2016; 4(26):525-8. Seritan A, Aminololama-Shakeri S.
    20. Clinically significant psychiatric symptoms among male carriers of the fragile X premutation, with and without FXTAS, and the mediating influence of executive functioning. Clin Neuropsychol. 2016 Aug; 30(6):944-59. Grigsby J, Brega AG, Bennett RE, Bourgeois JA, Seritan AL, Goodrich GK, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 27355103; PMCID: PMC5011752.
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    21. From Industry to Generativity: The First 12 Years of the Association for Academic Psychiatry Master Educator Program. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug; 40(4):576-83. Blitzstein SM, Seritan AL, Sockalingam S, Randall M, Kablinger A, Lieff S, Azzam A. PMID: 27137766.
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    22. Care Seeking Patterns Among Women Who Have Experienced Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan. Violence Against Women. 2016 06; 22(7):817-31. Stokes S, Seritan AL, Miller E. PMID: 26681300.
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    23. Psychosis and catatonia in fragile X: Case report and literature review. Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2015 Aug; 4(3):139-46. Winarni TI, Schneider A, Ghaziuddin N, Seritan A, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 26361565; PMCID: PMC4561243.
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    24. Thorny Laurels: the Impostor Phenomenon in Academic Psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Jun; 40(3):418-21. Seritan AL, Mehta MM. PMID: 26152516.
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    25. Where are the women? Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 38(6):757. Seritan A. PMID: 25326339.
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    26. ERP abnormalities elicited by word repetition in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) and amnestic MCI. Neuropsychologia. 2014 Oct; 63:34-42. Yang JC, Chi L, Teichholtz S, Schneider A, Nanakul R, Nowacki R, Seritan A, Reed B, DeCarli C, Iragui VJ, Kutas M, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RJ, Olichney JM. PMID: 25111034; PMCID: PMC4194142.
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    27. Memantine effects on verbal memory in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS): a double-blind brain potential study. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Nov; 39(12):2760-8. Yang JC, Niu YQ, Simon C, Seritan AL, Chen L, Schneider A, Moghaddam ST, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RJ, Olichney JM. PMID: 24871547; PMCID: PMC4200486.
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    28. The office of student wellness: innovating to improve student mental health. Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Feb; 39(1):80-4. Seritan AL, Rai G, Servis M, Pomeroy C. PMID: 24840666.
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    29. Helping psychiatry residents cope with patient suicide. Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Oct; 38(5):593-7. Prabhakar D, Balon R, Anzia JM, Gabbard GO, Lomax JW, Bandstra BS, Eisen J, Figueroa S, Theresa G, Ruble M, Seritan AL, Zisook S. PMID: 24664605.
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    30. Towards an Understanding of Neuropsychiatric Manifestations in Fragile X Premutation Carriers. Future Neurol. 2014 Mar; 9(2):227-239. Besterman AD, Wilke SA, Mulligan TE, Allison SC, Hagerman R, Seritan AL, Bourgeois JA. PMID: 25013385; PMCID: PMC4086747.
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    31. Memantine for fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Clin Psychiatry. 2014 Mar; 75(3):264-71. Seritan AL, Nguyen DV, Mu Y, Tassone F, Bourgeois JA, Schneider A, Cogswell JB, Cook KR, Leehey MA, Grigsby J, Olichney JM, Adams PE, Legg W, Zhang L, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 24345444; PMCID: PMC4296896.
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    32. Abnormal semantic processing in females with fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. Genes Brain Behav. 2014 Feb; 13(2):152-62. Yang JC, Simon C, Schneider A, Seritan AL, Hamilton L, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RJ, Olichney JM. PMID: 24299169; PMCID: PMC3905835.
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    33. Phenotypes of hypofrontality in older female fragile X premutation carriers. Ann Neurol. 2013 Aug; 74(2):275-83. Yang JC, Simon C, Niu YQ, Bogost M, Schneider A, Tassone F, Seritan A, Grigsby J, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RJ, Olichney JM. PMID: 23686745; PMCID: PMC3906211.
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    34. Caregiver Burden in Fragile X Families. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2013 Feb 01; 9(1). Iosif AM, Sciolla AF, Brahmbhatt K, Seritan AL. PMID: 24348279; PMCID: PMC3863355.
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    35. COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION IN FMR1 PREMUTATION CARRIERS. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2013 Feb; 9(1):78-84. Seritan A, Cogswell J, Grigsby J. PMID: 25620901; PMCID: PMC4304642.
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    36. Ages of Onset of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Fragile X Premutation Carriers. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2013 Feb; 9(1):65-71. Seritan AL, Bourgeois JA, Schneider A, Mu Y, Hagerman RJ, Nguyen DV. PMID: 25844075; PMCID: PMC4383251.
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    37. PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH FXTAS. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2013; 9(1):59-64. Seritan AL, Ortigas M, Seritan S, Bourgeois JA, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 25620899; PMCID: PMC4304643.
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    38. Psychiatric features in high-functioning adult brothers with fragile x spectrum disorders. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2013; 15(2). Schneider A, Seritan A, Tassone F, Rivera SM, Hagerman R, Hessl D. PMID: 23930232; PMCID: PMC3733525.
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    39. Postpartum Depression in Women with the FMR1 Premutation. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2013; 9(1):72-77. Obadia RW, Iosif AM, Seritan AL. PMID: 25620900; PMCID: PMC4304645.
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    40. Neural substrates of executive dysfunction in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS): a brain potential study. Cereb Cortex. 2013 Nov; 23(11):2657-66. Yang JC, Chan SH, Khan S, Schneider A, Nanakul R, Teichholtz S, Niu YQ, Seritan A, Tassone F, Grigsby J, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RJ, Olichney JM. PMID: 22918986; PMCID: PMC3792740.
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    41. Neuropathological, clinical and molecular pathology in female fragile X premutation carriers with and without FXTAS. Genes Brain Behav. 2012 Jul; 11(5):577-85. Tassone F, Greco CM, Hunsaker MR, Seritan AL, Berman RF, Gane LW, Jacquemont S, Basuta K, Jin LW, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 22463693; PMCID: PMC3965773.
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    42. The state of medical student wellness: a call for culture change. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Jan 01; 36(1):7-10. Seritan A, Hunt J, Shy A, Rea M, Worley L. PMID: 22362429.
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    43. Case report: Dystonia in a fragile X carrier. Mov Disord. 2014 Jun; 29(7):E4-5. Zhang L, Sukharev D, Schneider A, Olichney JM, Seritan A, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 21469199; PMCID: PMC3136610.
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    44. Assessment of patient and caregiver needs in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome by utilizing Q-sort methodology. Aging Ment Health. 2010 Nov; 14(8):1000-7. Gane LW, Iosif AM, Flynn-Wilson L, Venturino M, Hagerman RJ, Seritan AL. PMID: 21069606; PMCID: PMC3189491.
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    45. Postpartum depression: an original survey of screening practices within a healthcare system. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2010 Sep; 31(3):199-205. Chadha-Hooks PL, Hui Park J, Hilty DM, Seritan AL. PMID: 20482291.
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    46. Lifetime prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in fragile X premutation carriers. J Clin Psychiatry. 2011 Feb; 72(2):175-82. Bourgeois JA, Seritan AL, Casillas EM, Hessl D, Schneider A, Yang Y, Kaur I, Cogswell JB, Nguyen DV, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 20816038; PMCID: PMC4038118.
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    47. Clinician-educator tracks for residents: three pilot programs. Acad Psychiatry. 2010 Jul-Aug; 34(4):269-76. Jibson MD, Hilty DM, Arlinghaus K, Ball VL, McCarthy T, Seritan AL, Servis ME. PMID: 20576984.
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    48. Abnormal N400 word repetition effects in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. Brain. 2010 May; 133(Pt 5):1438-50. Olichney JM, Chan S, Wong LM, Schneider A, Seritan A, Niese A, Yang JC, Laird K, Teichholtz S, Khan S, Tassone F, Hagerman R. PMID: 20410144; PMCID: PMC2859155.
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    49. Self-reported anxiety, depressive, and vasomotor symptoms: a study of perimenopausal women presenting to a specialized midlife assessment center. Menopause. 2010 Mar; 17(2):410-5. Seritan AL, Iosif AM, Park JH, DeatherageHand D, Sweet RL, Gold EB. PMID: 20216277.
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    50. Gender differences in faculty development: a faculty needs survey. Acad Psychiatry. 2010 Mar-Apr; 34(2):136-40. Seritan AL, Iosif AM, Hyvonen S, Lan MF, Boyum K, Hilty D. PMID: 20224026.
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    51. Conversion disorder in women with the FMR1 premutation. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Nov; 149A(11):2501-6. Seritan AL, Schneider A, Olichney JM, Leehey MA, Akins RS, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 19842197; PMCID: PMC2783547.
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    52. Dementia in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS): comparison with Alzheimer's disease. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2008 Oct 05; 147B(7):1138-44. Seritan AL, Nguyen DV, Farias ST, Hinton L, Grigsby J, Bourgeois JA, Hagerman RJ. PMID: 18384046; PMCID: PMC2898561.
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    53. Gender stereotypes in pain diagnosis. Virtual Mentor. 2008 Jul 01; 10(7):434-8. Seritan AL, Fishman SM. PMID: 23212084.
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    54. Treatment of fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) and related neurological problems. Clin Interv Aging. 2008; 3(2):251-62. Hagerman RJ, Hall DA, Coffey S, Leehey M, Bourgeois J, Gould J, Zhang L, Seritan A, Berry-Kravis E, Olichney J, Miller JW, Fong AL, Carpenter R, Bodine C, Gane LW, Rainin E, Hagerman H, Hagerman PJ. PMID: 18686748; PMCID: PMC2546470.
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    55. Society for women in academic psychiatry: a peer mentoring approach. Acad Psychiatry. 2007 Sep-Oct; 31(5):363-6. Seritan AL, Bhangoo R, Garma S, Dubé J, Park JH, Hales R. PMID: 17875620.
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    56. War and peace: psychotherapy with a holocaust survivor. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Oct; 163(10):1705-9. Seritan AL, Gabbard GO, Benjamin L. PMID: 17012677.
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    57. Of rose gardens and forced terminations. Acad Psychiatry. 2005; 29(1):29-32. Seritan AL. PMID: 15772401.
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    58. Conversion hysteria: lessons from functional imaging. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2004; 16(3):245-51. Black DN, Seritan AL, Taber KH, Hurley RA. PMID: 15377731.
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    59. Functional imaging as a window to dementia: corticobasal degeneration. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2004; 16(4):393-9. Seritan AL, Mendez MF, Silverman DH, Hurley RA, Taber KH. PMID: 15616165.
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