Diagnosing dementia -- ICD-10 not so bad after all: a comparison between dementia criteria according to DSM-IV and ICD-10.

@article{Naik2008DiagnosingD,
  title={Diagnosing dementia -- ICD-10 not so bad after all: a comparison between dementia criteria according to DSM-IV and ICD-10.},
  author={M. Govindu Naik and Harald A. Nygaard},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={279-82}
}
BACKGROUND The discrepancy between results of diagnosing dementia with ICD-10 and DSM-IV has been shown by several studies. Our aim was to show that the two diagnostic systems are more or less alike if ICD-10 is interpreted in the way we believe is in the intention of the ICD-10 authors. METHODS Two hundred and seven patients consecutively referred patients and their caregivers were interviewed and the patients were clinically examined. Algorithms using criteria for the World health… CONTINUE READING
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