Diagnostic criteria for depression in Alzheimer disease: a study of symptom patterns using latent class analysis.

@article{Starkstein2011DiagnosticCF,
  title={Diagnostic criteria for depression in Alzheimer disease: a study of symptom patterns using latent class analysis.},
  author={Sergio E. Starkstein and Milan Dragovi{\'c} and Ricardo E. Jorge and Simone Brockman and Robert G. Robinson},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={551-8}
}
CONTEXT Although depression in Alzheimer disease (AD) has a negative emotional and functional impact on patients and caregivers, specific criteria to diagnose depression in AD are still to be validated. OBJECTIVE To validate a set of diagnostic criteria for major depression in AD. DESIGN Cross-sectional design using latent cluster analysis (LCA). SETTING Participants were recruited from consecutive referrals to a Memory Clinic of a tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS A consecutive series of… CONTINUE READING
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