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Principaux syndromes révélés lors d'une consultation spécialisée de la mémoire [Main syndromes revealed in a consultation specially focusing on memory].
Revue de Médecine Interne
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish. PDF type: Article original
This paper reports our 2-year experience in a memory clinic practice at a University Hospital. During these 2 years, 128 patients with memory complaints were evaluated by a neurologist, a psychiatrist, a geriatrist and a neuropsychologist using a standardized test battery; only 58 of these patients actually presented with objective memory deficits. These memory impairments were mainly observed in patients with neurologic disorders (principally dementia) and in patients with psychiatric disorders (principally depression, major anxiety and psychiatric diseases with troubles of personality). The aim of this memory clinic is to identify the origin of memory disorders, provide a pharmacological treatment when required, propose appropriate assessment and follow up, and diagnose early symptoms of dementia.
Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Alzheimer Disease/diagnosis, Anxiety Disorders/diagnosis, Brain Diseases/diagnosis, Cognition Disorders/diagnosis, Depressive Disorder/diagnosis, Female, Hospital Departments, Humans, Male, Memory, Memory Disorders/diagnosis, Memory Disorders/etiology, Middle Aged, Neurology, Neuropsychological Tests, Personality Disorders/diagnosis
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