Spontaneous social behaviors discriminate behavioral dementias from psychiatric disorders and other dementias.

@article{Rankin2008SpontaneousSB,
  title={Spontaneous social behaviors discriminate behavioral dementias from psychiatric disorders and other dementias.},
  author={Katherine P. Rankin and Wendy Santos-Modesitt and Joel H. Kramer and Danijela Pavlic and Victoria Beckman and Bruce L. Miller},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={60-73}
}
OBJECTIVE Changes in social behavior are often the first symptoms of neurodegenerative disease. Patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) often go undiagnosed, or are misclassified as psychiatric patients, because in the absence of cognitive deficits, nonexperts fail to recognize these social changes as dementia symptoms. The object of this study was to improve screening for behavioral dementias in primary care and mental health settings by quantifying spontaneous social behaviors… CONTINUE READING

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