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Dementia presenting as postpartum depression.
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PMID:  11975961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Other conditions that can mimic postpartum depression are rare but must be considered. CASE: A 37-year-old woman developed mood symptoms as well as progressive hyperphagia, hypersexuality, disinhibition, and impairment of judgment after delivery of her third child. She was unresponsive to multiple treatments for depression and was evaluated for frontal lobe syndromes. CONCLUSION: Frontotemporal dementia, formerly known as Pick disease, is a primary degenerative dementia for which no cause is clearly established. Family history or genetic abnormalities are found in about 50% of cases. The diagnosis is frequently missed or delayed, as in this case, because it occurs in a younger age group, presents with unusual signs and symptoms, and is far less prevalent than Alzheimer disease.
Diana L Dell; Jonathan J Halford
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-26     Completed Date:  2002-09-17     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  925-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Depression, Postpartum / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Pick Disease of the Brain / diagnosis*

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