Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ian McKeith,
Dr Andrew Fairbairn,
Emeritus Professor Robert Perry,
Professor Nicol Ferrier
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The case notes of 37 patients with neuropathologically confirmed Alzheimer's disease were studied for non-cognitive psychiatric features occurring during the course of the illness. Four (11%) exhibited delusions, five (14%) had visual hallucinations and one (3%) had auditory hallucinations. Two (6%) developed a misidentification syndrome, five (14%) developed non-delusional paranoid thinking and six (16%) had significant depressive symptoms with two (5%) developing major depression. Possible explanations for the wide variation in reported rates of psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's disease in the literature are discussed.
Author(s): Jabeen S, McKeith IG, Fairbairn AF, Perry RH, Ferrier IN
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Print publication date: 01/05/1992
ISSN (print): 0885-6230
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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