Telangana Journal of Psychiatry

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TELANGANA JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY


TELANGANA JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Volume : 1, Issue : 1

  • ROLE OF DEPRESSION IN ALZHEIMER\'S DISEASE

  • Author : Anand Bhogaraju
  • Page No. 24-26
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  • Abstract  

    Old age population in developing countries is rising as also chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with increase in morbidity and disability. Depression is considered increasingly both as a risk factor and prodromal feature in AD. Depression and Diabetes mellitus are now both considered as risk factors in conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to AD with neuro-inflammation as a possible underlying cause. Cognitive deficits occurring in old age should be evaluated thoroughly and followed up at regular intervals.

  • Keyword : Alzheimer’s disease, depression, MCI, Risk, Prodrome.