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J Affect Disord. 2000 Aug;59(2):97-106.

Anxiety, depression and psychosis in vascular dementia: prevalence and associations.

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  • 1MRC Neurochemical Pathology Unit, Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, NE4 6BE, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Little is known about psychiatric symptoms in Vascular dementia (VaD).

METHOD:

92 patients with VaD, and 92 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are reported. The evaluation included standardised measures of mood and psychosis.

RESULTS:

72% of VaD patients and 38% of those with AD had two or more anxiety symptoms. VaD patients with severe dementia (94%) were the most likely to be anxious. Depression was also significantly more common in VaD patients (19% vs. 8%) whereas psychotic symptoms were prevalent in both dementias.

CONCLUSION:

Psychiatric symptoms are common in VaD, especially in patients with moderate or severe dementia. Rigorous assessment of psychiatric symptoms in VaD should be part of good clinical practice.

PMID:
10837878
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