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Is pick's disease the same as "frontotemporal dementia "?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Seaman
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeff Seaman
Dr. Jeff Seaman
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pick's disease -- named after dr. Arnold pick, a physician who in 1892 first described a patient with distinct symptoms affecting language -- is the same as "frontotemporal dementia.
" it accounts for 10-15% of all dementia cases. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001752/.

In brief: Yes

Pick's disease -- named after dr. Arnold pick, a physician who in 1892 first described a patient with distinct symptoms affecting language -- is the same as "frontotemporal dementia.
" it accounts for 10-15% of all dementia cases. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001752/.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pick disease and frontotemporal dementia is the same.

In brief: Yes

Pick disease and frontotemporal dementia is the same.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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