Diagnostic criteria for Depression of Alzheimer disease (DAD)
This chapter focuses on the development of diagnostic criteria for Depression of Alzheimer disease. Depression of Alzheimer's disease is similar to major depression, but relies less on verbal reporting, requires fewer symptoms, and includes irritability as a component. Overall, there is substantial evidence depression of AD. Further research is needed to better define core symptoms, clinical course, and efficacy of treatments.
Olin, JT; Schneider, LS; Katz, IR; Meyers, BS; Alexopoulos, GS; Breitner, JC; Bruce, ML; Caine, ED; Cummings, JL; Devanand, OP; Jeste, DV; Krishnan, KRR; Lyketsos, CG; Lyness, JM; Rabins, PV; Reynolds, CF; Rovner, BW; Steffens, DC; Unutzer, J; Lebowitz, BD
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