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Depressive pseudodementia - how 'pseudo' is it really?

@inproceedings{Kennedy2015DepressiveP,
  title={Depressive pseudodementia - how 'pseudo' is it really?},
  author={James A. Kennedy},
  year={2015}
}
Depressive pseudodementia is a term commonly used to describe a condition whereby a patient experiences a cognitive deficit secondary to a primary mood disorder. This essay will explore whether depressive pseudodementia can truly be described as a dementia mimic or not. It argues that pseudodementia is closer in clinical nature to 'true' dementia, is not fully reversible, may act as a prodrome for 'true' dementia, and has an organic basis. All of these factors suggest that the term pseudo… 
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