Depression in dementia of the Alzheimer type and in multi-infarct dementia.

@article{Fischer1990DepressionID,
  title={Depression in dementia of the Alzheimer type and in multi-infarct dementia.},
  author={Peter Fischer and M. Simanyi and Walter Danielczyk},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={147 11},
  pages={1484-7}
}
The authors used the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression and a rating of depressed mood to investigate the prevalence of depression in 55 patients with Alzheimer's disease, 37 patients with multi-infarct dementia, and 30 nondemented comparison subjects. The prevalence of depressed mood depended on the severity of dementia as measured by the Mini-Mental State examination and was significantly lower among patients in more severe stages of Alzheimer's disease but not among patients with severe… CONTINUE READING