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Treatable dementias: differential diagnosis and obstacles to recognition.
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PMID:  3893705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dementia is a clinical syndrome with reversible and irreversible causes. The differential diagnosis of treatable dementias includes reversible intracranial conditions, systemic disorders, intoxications, and depression. The major obstacles to recognition of treatable dementias are the overdiagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and the incorrect assumption that dementia is an expected development of aging.
J L Cummings
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical therapeutics     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0149-2918     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Ther     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-24     Completed Date:  1985-09-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706726     Medline TA:  Clin Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / complications
Dementia / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology
Depression / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Substance-Related Disorders / complications

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