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[Report on the congress]

PERÉNYI András, FALUDI Gábor

MAY 01, 1985

Clinical Neuroscience - 1985;38(05)

[The 14th CINP (Collegium Internationale Neuro Pharmacologicum) Congress satellite congress "Chronic treatment in neuropsychiatry" was held in Montecatini Termì, one of the most fashionable spa resorts in Italy, from 24-26 VI 1984. The congress featured presentations in 4 consecutive sessions: 1. long-term antipsychotic treatment: risks and benefits; 2. neuroendocrine effects of long-term psychotropic treatment; 3. long-term pharmacotherapy of affective disorders. 4. Chronic anxiolytic treatment: importance, recognition, prevention of dependence. ]

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