Olfactory dysfunction discriminates probable Alzheimer's dementia from major depression: a cross-validation and extension.

@article{Mccaffrey2000OlfactoryDD,
  title={Olfactory dysfunction discriminates probable Alzheimer's dementia from major depression: a cross-validation and extension.},
  author={Robert J Mccaffrey and Kevin M. Duff and Gary S. Solomon},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={29-33}
}
The present study was conducted to cross-validate and extend the hypothesis that olfactory dysfunction could discriminate between groups of patients with Alzheimer's disease and major depression. Forty patients meeting the DSM-IV criteria for either Alzheimer's disease or major depression (20 per group) underwent assessment with the Pocket Smell Test (PST), a three-item screening measure of odor identification, and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). A PST score of < or = 1 (1 or 0… CONTINUE READING

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