Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 25th, 2003
"Signs of depression in patients with Alzheimer disease are difficult to detect because they change over time and vary in intensity and duration. Estimated frequency depends greatly on the evaluation scale (Cornell scale, Geriatric Depression Scale, Behave-Alzheimer disease scale, Cohen-Mansfield scale, Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI)). Several risk factors have been identified including early age of disease onset, female gender, etc). The anatomic basis of depression is essentially related to the noradrenergic and serotoninergic systems," a researcher in France reported.
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