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Alzheimer's and depression misdiagnosed due to similar symptoms

Alzheimer's disease is most likely to be diagnosed as depression which has similar symptoms such as mood and personality changes, lack of concentration and lack of enjoyment of favourite activities. 4.5 million Americans over 65 suffer from Alzheimers and serious symptoms of depression affects nearly 5 million in the same age group. Alzheimer's sufferers may develop depression.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Menninger Clinic

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About: Alzheimer's and depression misdiagnosed due to similar symptoms

Date: 14 June 2004

Source: Menninger Clinic


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