Prospective longitudinal study of depression and anosognosia in Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Starkstein1997ProspectiveLS,
  title={Prospective longitudinal study of depression and anosognosia in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Sergio E. Starkstein and Eran Chemerinski and Liliana Sabe and Gabriela Kuzis and Gustavo M Petracca and Alejandra Teson and Ram{\'o}n E Leiguarda},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1997},
  volume={171},
  pages={
          47-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim was to examine the longitudinal evolution of depression and anosognosia in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHOD Sixty-two of a consecutive series of 116 AD patients that were examined with a structured psychiatric interview had a follow-up evaluation between one and two years after the initial evaluation. RESULTS At the initial evaluation 19% of the 62 patients had major depression, 34% had dysthymia, and 47% were not depressed. After a mean follow-up… CONTINUE READING