The differentiation of major depression from dementia of the Alzheimer type using within-subject neuropsychological discrepancy analysis.

@article{OCarroll1994TheDO,
  title={The differentiation of major depression from dementia of the Alzheimer type using within-subject neuropsychological discrepancy analysis.},
  author={Ronan E O'Carroll and Stephen M. Curran and Mark A. Ross and Charles Murray and Wendy Riddle and Anthony P. R. Moffoot and Klaus P. Ebmeier and Guy M. Goodwin},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={33 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={23-32}
}
The method of comparing premorbid versus current intellectual ability has become established clinical practice in the differential diagnosis of dementia versus depression. Recently, Schlosser & Ivison (1989) suggested that the comparison of premorbid ability versus current memory function may offer a more sensitive method of assessing early dementia. In the present study, a variety of within-subject discrepancy analyses comparing premorbid estimates with current measures of memory and… CONTINUE READING

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