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Apathy: A separate syndrome from depression in dementia? A critical review

Mortby, Moyra; Maercker, Andreas; Forstmeler, Simon


Apathy and depression are the most prevalent neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Despite much research on apathy and depression in dementia, the nosological position of apathy as a separate syndrome from depression remains debated. This literature review provides a critical analysis of the areas of clinical manifestation, symptomatology, assessment, prevalence and neuropathology. Evidence does not provide a clear view of the nosological position of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Aging, Clinical and Experimental Research
DOI: 10.3275/8105


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