Cognitive complaints in elderly depressed and pseudodemented patients.

M. O'Boyle, M. Amadeo, D. Self

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Abstract

The cognitive complaints of 11 patients with depressive pseudodementia were compared with those of 22 patients with depression alone. Pseudodemented subjects were defined as depressed inpatients showing reversible cognitive impairment as measured by the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE); subjects with depression alone had no such impairment. For each group, cognitive complaints were highly correlated with depressive symptoms and were not related to MMSE scores. The pseudodemented group had significantly higher cognitive complaint scores, complaining more of difficulties with concentration and recent memory. Groups did not differ significantly in complaints of difficulties with remote memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-468
Number of pages2
JournalPsychology and Aging
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1990

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Depression
Factitious Disorders
Long-Term Memory
Inpatients
Cognitive Dysfunction

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  • Aging
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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Cognitive complaints in elderly depressed and pseudodemented patients. / O'Boyle, M.; Amadeo, M.; Self, D.

In: Psychology and Aging, Vol. 5, No. 3, 09.1990, p. 467-468.

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O'Boyle, M. ; Amadeo, M. ; Self, D. / Cognitive complaints in elderly depressed and pseudodemented patients. In: Psychology and Aging. 1990 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 467-468.
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