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Towards a clinically specific profile of severe senile primary degenerative dementia of the Alzheimer type (PDDAT)

  • H. Stuckstedte
  • C.-M. Abrahams
  • G. Ulmar
Part of the Key Topics in Brain Research book series (KEYTOPICS)

Summary

DSM-III-R-criteria for diagnosis, type, and degree of dementia are applied to 65 psychogeriatric in-patients.

In order to establish a clinically valid profile for PDDAT the degree of severity as well as the distinction from other types of dementia are taken into consideration. This two-dimensional approach to PDDAT seems to account better for the complexity of its clinical phenomenology. Patients with severe PDDAT are compared with a moderate PDDAT-group as well as a severe MID-group.

Keywords

Specific Profile Equivalent Degree Partial Score Presenile Dementia Cerebral Grey Matter 
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Abbreviated Heading

AGP

The AGP System (Guy et al., 1985)

DS

Dementia Scale (Blessed et al., 1968)

DSI

Depression Status Inventory (Zung, 1972)

DSM-III_R

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edi tion, Revised (American Psychiatric Association, 1987)

IMCT

Information-Memory-Concentration Test (Blessed et al., 1968)

IS

Ischemic Score (Hachinski et al., 1975)

MID

Multi-infarct Dementia

MMS

Mini-Mental State (Folstein et al., 1975)

PDDAT

Primary Degenerative Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (DSM III-R)

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significance: p < 0.001

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significance: p < 0.01

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significance: p < 0.05

T

tendency: p < 0.10

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Stuckstedte
    • 1
  • C.-M. Abrahams
    • 1
  • G. Ulmar
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatrisches LandeskrankenhausWieslochFederal Republic of Germany

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