Should Alzheimer disease be considered in the differential diagnoses of schizophrenia?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Alzheimer disease, the most common cause of dementia, is marked by loss of memory and personality, other cognitive, and mood changes in elderly persons. As the illness progresses the person may develop psychotic symptoms.


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