[Frontotemporal dementia: behavioral story of a neurological disease].

  title={[Frontotemporal dementia: behavioral story of a neurological disease].},
  author={Florence Lebert and Florence Pasquier},
  journal={Psychologie \& neuropsychiatrie du vieillissement},
  volume={6 1},
  • F. Lebert, F. Pasquier
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychologie & neuropsychiatrie du vieillissement
The very slow progression of behavioral disorders, initially isolated at the onset of frontotemporal dementia, easily results in their neglect, all the more so since the patients are anosognosic. In absence of cognitive decline, these patients, whatever carrying a neurological disease, are frequently led towards psychiatrists. Many psychiatric disorders may be evoked: depression, mania, compulsive obsessive disorder, psychopathy, alcoholic addiction, bulimia, schizophrenia, or Diogene syndrome… 
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A multimodal, longitudinal study of cognitive heterogeneity in early‐onset Alzheimer's disease

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Acquired Sociopathy and Frontotemporal Dementia

The results suggest that sociopathy in FTD results from a combination of diminished emotional concern for the consequences of their acts and disinhibition consequent to right frontotemporal dysfunction.

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Results of this first placebo-controlled trial suggest that trazodone is an effective treatment for the behavioural symptoms of FTD.

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Clinical and neuropathological criteria for frontotemporal dementia. The Lund and Manchester Groups.

  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
  • 1994
The clinical and pathological criteria for frontotemporal dementia are described and future studies may indicate that there is a spectrum of non-specific histology involving both, or alternatively, that each may reflect a distinct process governed by different genetic or molecular mechanisms.