Diagnosis

Alzheimer’s Disease: Scientists Propose New Definition

08:00 14 May in Diagnosis, Health, Medicine
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Researchers from Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer’s Association have proposed shifting the definition of Alzheimer’s disease in living people from the current one, based on behavioral symptoms and cognitive changes with a biomarker confirmation, to a strictly biological construct. Recently, it was discovered that clinical trials...

Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment: Misdiagnosis and a Need for Enhanced Diagnostic Screening

08:00 16 April in Diagnosis, doctor, Health, Medicine
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A cross-sectional study to determine the incidence of major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and to assess their detection rates in the Canadian primary care setting found that of the 840 primary care patients assessed: 27.2 percent...

Alzheimer’s Misdiagnosis: Study Shows Shocking Rate of Incorrect Diagnosis

12:33 05 February in Diagnosis, Health, Medicine
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Research suggests that patients with Alzheimer’s disease who experience psychosis are five times more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies than those who do not experience psychosis. The research also indicated that Alzheimer’s disease was misdiagnosed in 24 percent of all cases,...