Pseudodementia
A severe form of depression resulting from a progressive brain disorder in which cognitive changes mimic those of dementia.
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A condition resembling dementia but usually due to a depressive disorder rather than brain dysfunction.

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pseu·do·de·men·tia .süd-ō-di-'men-chə n a condition of extreme apathy which outwardly resembles dementia but is not the result of actual mental deterioration

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n.
1. a condition in which symptoms of dementia, including memory disorders, are caused by depression rather than organic brain disease. It is most commonly seen in elderly depressed individuals.

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pseu·do·de·men·tia (soo″do-də-menґshə) a disorder resembling dementia but that is not due to organic brain disease and is potentially reversible by treatment; usually due to depression or other psychiatric disorder.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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