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Among older adults treated for MDD, factors predicting partial remission appear to be similar to those predicting no remission. Patients with comorbid MDD and dysthymia are at increased risk for poor outcome, and predictors may vary by dysthymia status.
Young-old and old-old people do not differ significantly from the younger adult population with regard to their response to 19 months of intense and recurrent terrorism.
Although these findings are from a highly selected sample, we suggest that aging Holocaust survivors are at increased risk of attempting suicide. The growth of the elderly population, of whom many had had traumatic life experiences, emphasizes the need to implement preventive strategies so that...
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) describes a state of cognitive functioning that is below defined norms, yet falls short of dementia in severity. It exists across a cognitive continuum with borders that are difficult to define precisely. Within our “graying” western societies, its...
Patients' neuropsychiatric functioning improved with olanzapine, risperidone, and placebo treatment. There was a substantial response in the placebo group, and no significant differences emerged among treatments.
A variety of clinically-defined predementia syndromes, with differing diagnostic criteria and nomenclature, have been proposed to describe nondisabling symptomatic cognitive deficits arising in elderly persons. Incidence and prevalence of different predementia syndromes vary as a result of...
Elderly people who suffer from very early dementia and who also have symptoms of depression are at very high risk for functional disability and have a great need for accurate diagnostic assessment. If confirmed, the results are relevant for prevention because people who suffer from very early...
Persons with CIND and dementia have more serious medical comorbidity than comparable persons without cognitive impairment. This comorbidity may play a role in the progression of CIND and dementia. Future studies should investigate the role of medical comorbidity and its treatment on dementia...
MCI seems to be more closely related to well-established risk factors for dementia than is SMC.
Complaints of cognitive decline are significantly associated with the severity of WML, independently of level of cognition and depression.
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