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[Dementia and pseudodementia - depression as a risk factor of dementia]

NÉMETH Attila

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2017;27(08-09)

[Dementia and depression have the highest annual costs for brain disorders (mental and neurologic disorders) in Europe. The prevalence of these disorders is very high in the old age. The depression is common and an underrecognized part of the dementia syndrome because of similar symptomatology and the comorbidity. The correct differential diagnosis is important in the therapeutic approach. The pseudodementia of depression can be improved by antidepressants. The author reviewed the symptomatologic and neurobiological connection of these two disorders.]

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