Classifying neurocognitive disorders: the DSM-5 approach

  title={Classifying neurocognitive disorders: the DSM-5 approach},
  author={Perminder Singh Sachdev and Deborah Blacker and Dan German Blazer and Mary Ganguli and Dilip V. Jeste and Jane S. Paulsen and Ronald C. Petersen},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neurology},
Neurocognitive disorders—including delirium, mild cognitive impairment and dementia—are characterized by decline from a previously attained level of cognitive functioning. These disorders have diverse clinical characteristics and aetiologies, with Alzheimer disease, cerebrovascular disease, Lewy body disease, frontotemporal degeneration, traumatic brain injury, infections, and alcohol abuse representing common causes. This diversity is reflected by the variety of approaches to classifying these… 

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