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What are the psychiatric/mental symptoms of dementia?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: There can be many.

Patients suffering from dementia can exhibit many different psychiatric symptom such as depression, anxiety, agitation, hopelessness, helplessness, suicidal ideation, apathy, mania, and psychosis.
Some patients may exhibit aggression and combative behaviors. These underlying psychiatric symptoms/conditions should be assessed and treated independently of the underlying dementia.

In brief: There can be many.

Patients suffering from dementia can exhibit many different psychiatric symptom such as depression, anxiety, agitation, hopelessness, helplessness, suicidal ideation, apathy, mania, and psychosis.
Some patients may exhibit aggression and combative behaviors. These underlying psychiatric symptoms/conditions should be assessed and treated independently of the underlying dementia.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Agitation/resistiven

Agitation and rejection of care are the most common symptoms.
Both of those are made worse by presence of depression.

In brief: Agitation/resistiven

Agitation and rejection of care are the most common symptoms.
Both of those are made worse by presence of depression.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric

In brief: There are many

Common symptoms of dementia include delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, psychomotor agitation, poor eating, apathy, lability, irritability, nighttime problems, aggression.
There is a scale called the neuropsychiatric inventory that includes the most common symptoms.

In brief: There are many

Common symptoms of dementia include delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, psychomotor agitation, poor eating, apathy, lability, irritability, nighttime problems, aggression.
There is a scale called the neuropsychiatric inventory that includes the most common symptoms.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Dementia

The term pseudo dementia is used to describe depression which can present like dementia due to cognitive deficits.

In brief: Dementia

The term pseudo dementia is used to describe depression which can present like dementia due to cognitive deficits.
Dr. Alan Ali
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