A 24-year-old member asked:
Is pick's disease the same as "frontotemporal dementia "?
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Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Not exactly: Pick's disease is one type of frontotemporal dementia. There are other types of frontotemporal dementia including sementic dementia or primary progressive aphasia, behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia etc. The classification systems for dementia is an active and changing area of medicine.
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Psychiatry 49 years experience
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Close enough: Pick's disease refers to a type of microscopic pathology seen in some cases of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). As we are discovering, there are several different misfolded proteins involved in the different FTD variants, which have slightly different presentations and courses.
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Last updated Feb 3, 2020
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