Social Cognition and Emotional Assessment differentiates frontotemporal dementia from depression.

@article{Bertoux2012SocialCA,
  title={Social Cognition and Emotional Assessment differentiates frontotemporal dementia from depression.},
  author={Maxime Bertoux and Marine Delavest and Leonardo De Souza and Aur{\'e}lie Funkiewiez and J. -P. Lepine and Philippe Fossati and Bruno Dubois and Marie Sarazin},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={411-6}
}
BACKGROUND Behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is a neurodegenerative disease that is clinically characterised by progressive behavioural changes and social interpersonal dysfunctions. Its diagnosis remains a clinical challenge, and depression is one of the main causes of misdiagnoses due to the prevalence of apathy in bvFTD. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the Social Cognition and Emotional Assessment (SEA) and the mini-SEA for differentiating… CONTINUE READING
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