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48 Possible Causes for Impaired Judgement, Pseudodementia

  • Depression

    The purpose of this study was to describe a theoretically focused intervention aimed toward chronic stress and depressive symptom management that is coordinated by a case manager and delivered within a home environment by the caregiver. Home care, community setting. A case study of an older adult with[…][]

  • Reactive Depression

    Abstract The present study explored the role of genetic factors in the development of neurotic depression. Case studies of 16 monozygotic (MZ) and 14 same-sex dizygotic (DZ) twins from Robert Shapiro's 1970 study of non-endogenous depression were rediagnosed by two raters blind to the zygosity and identity of[…][]

  • Endogenous Depression

    In a double-blind comparison of 21 inpatients with endogenous depression 225 mg zimeldine demonstrated the same degree of antidepressive efficacy as 150 mg amitriptyline after 4 weeks of treatment. Only "sleep disturbances" on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRS) showed significant (P less than 0.05)[…][]

  • Head Injury

    Tetanus is now a rare disease in the Western world, but not so in developing countries. Cephalic tetanus, unlike some other local forms of the disease, is likely to be fatal. We describe the clinical presentation of a case of fatal cephalic tetanus complicating an unattended open non-severe head injury with a review[…][]

  • Stroke

    BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jan 26;2018. pii: bcr-2017-222686. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-222686. Author information 1 Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore. 2 Orthopaedic Surgery, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Yishun, Singapore. Abstract Spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma (SSEH) is a rare condition[…][]

  • Subdural Hematoma

    McEvoy JPWells CE Conversion pseudodementia. J Clin Psychiatry. 1979;40447- 449 Google Scholar 79. Cicerone KD Pseudodementia after mild traumatic brain injury.[] Clinical presentation of subacute/chronic subdural in the elderly is often vague and is one of the classic causes of a pseudodementia.[] 77 and conversion pseudodementia 70, 78, 79 are terms that have been used to describe the cognitive impairment seen in persistently symptomatic patients with depression as[]

  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

    […] control AIDS-dementia complex Psychomotor slowing, impairment of memory and concentration, gait impairment due to HIV myelopathy Positive HIV serology Age-related depression Pseudodementia[]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    The onset of pernicious anemia usually is insidious and vague. The classic triad of weakness, sore tongue, and paresthesias may be elicited but usually is not the chief symptom complex. Typically, medical attention is sought because of symptoms suggestive of cardiac, renal, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, infectious,[…][]

  • Lupus Cerebritis

    A 53-year-old female was admitted to the intensive care unit for lupus cerebritis; she had a 15-year history of stable lupus. Over the prior 1 to 2 months, the patient visited a tanning salon and this triggered the exacerbation of lupus. Her initial symptoms were cutaneous in the form of an erythematous rash.[…][]

  • Subacute Combined Degeneration of Spinal Cord

    2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 336.2 Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord in diseases classified elsewhere 2015 Billable Thru Sept 30/2015 Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015 Manifestation Code ICD-9-CM 336.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 336.2[…][]

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