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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
Dr. Alan Ali
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