DSM-V: Continuing the Confusion about Aging, Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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March 19, 2010

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madness, « DSM-V: Continuing the Confusion about Aging, Alzheimer’s and Dementia », H-Madness, ID : 10670/1.clkoxb


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Since the early twentieth century, when Alois Alzheimer and Emil Kraepelin constructed it as a unified clinical-pathological entity, Alzheimer’s disease has been both one of the most stable and one of the most problematic neuropsychiatric entities. Alzheimer’s (listed as Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type in DSM-IV) remains one of the very few instances in which psychiatry has managed to associate a well-defined clinical syndrome – global deterioration of cognitive ability – with clear-cut brai...

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