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Pseudodementia: facts and figures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3955324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The historical and conceptual aspects of the pseudodementia state are briefly touched upon. A "collective sample", composed of 61 cases culled from the literature, is analysed and compared with the "Fulbourn sample" consisting of 22 cases reported for the first time. Two sub-types of pseudodementia emerge, one associated with depressive illness and the other with delirium. A follow-up of the Fulbourn sample (1-4 years after discharge) showed 14 patients to be alive and 8 to show no signs of dementia. No variable except the diagnosis "non-specific psychosis" correlated with death during the follow-up period.
A Bulbena; G E Berrios
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  148     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1986 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-30     Completed Date:  1986-04-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cognition Disorders / complications
Delirium / complications
Depressive Disorder / complications
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Factitious Disorders / etiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged

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