Update on the dementia spectrum of depression.

  title={Update on the dementia spectrum of depression.},
  author={Virginia Olga B. Emery and Thomas E. Oxman},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={149 3},
OBJECTIVE The primary focus of this review is to examine the usual dichotomy between depressive dementia as functional and reversible and degenerative dementia as organic and irreversible. METHOD The authors propose viewing depression, cognitive impairment, and degenerative dementia as intersecting continua. They define five prototypical groups along these continua: 1) major depression without depressive dementia, 2) depressive dementia, 3) degenerative dementia without depression, 4… CONTINUE READING
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