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November 2004 News and Blog Posts (3)

Depression in Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The occurrence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia patients has been well established (Rovner et al., 1990). Of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), 78% suffer depressive symptoms, 77% have agitation and 69% have psychotic symptoms, with over half experiencing all three symptoms (Tractenberg et al., 2003). The diagnosis and treatment of mood symptoms in this population remains a challenge for physicians (Harman et al., 2002). It is important to recognize and treat… Continue

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Unrecognized and Untreated: Preventing and Treating Depression in Patients With Epilepsy

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Multiple epidemiological studies have shown that depression is the most frequent comorbid psychiatric disorder in patients with epilepsy (Kanner and Balabanov, 2002). Prevalence rates range from 20% to 55% in patents with recurrent seizures and 6% to 8% in patients with well-controlled seizures (Hauser and Kurland, 1975; Kogeorgos et al., 1982; Mendez et al., 1986; Mungas, 1982; Robertson et al., 1987). In addition, suicide is one of the most common causes of death in… Continue

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Depression in Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The occurrence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia patients has been well established (Rovner et al., 1990). Of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), 78% suffer depressive symptoms, 77% have agitation and 69% have psychotic symptoms, with over half experiencing all three symptoms (Tractenberg et al., 2003). The diagnosis and treatment of mood symptoms in this population remains a challenge for physicians (Harman et al., 2002). It is important to recognize and treat… Continue

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