Should dementia with Lewy bodies 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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Dementia with Lewy bodies is the second most common type of dementia. Patients present with fluctuating mental status and prominent psychiatric symptoms, including depression and visual hallucinations. These patients are reported to do poorly when treated with antipsychotic drugs.


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