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Re: Dementia as a Symptom of Depression? » SLS

Posted by floatingbridge on September 25, 2011, at 4:30:07

In reply to Dementia as a Symptom of Depression?, posted by SLS on September 24, 2011, at 15:21:09

> Yes.
> If we look up the word "dementia", we see that its use is not reserved for Alzheimer's Dementia. It is a generic term describing cognitive deficits and altered mental states.
> -----------------------------------------------
> de·men·tia (d-mnsh)
> n.
> 1. Deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment, resulting from an organic disease or a disorder of the brain. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes
> -----------------------------------------------
> Based on this definition, should we not apply the word "dementia" to describe some of the symptoms of MDD? I have seen it used this way only rarely in the medical literature. However, I use it often when I describe my affective disorder to others. It helps drive home the seriousness of these disorders
> - Scott

Scott, are you experiencing some dementia during your withdrawal? I think did withdrawing from a mere 6 mg od Emsam. I was scared when I realized I couldn't remember the day of the week. I went in and out of delirium. Lucid, then not. I feared Alzheimer's.

I still hsve difficulty with working memory. I hope it'll come
fully back.

Maybe this is not what you are talking about and inam missing your point.

How were you today?


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