Apathy Associated With Subclinical Brain Ischemic Lesions and Vascular Risk Factors

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Hiroshi Yao, Yuki Takashima, Takahiro Mori and Manabu Hashimoto
Hizen Psychiatric Center, Saga, Japan

Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: MED057000

Behavioral and psychological symptoms such as apathy negatively affect cognitive performance, mood, functional status, and prognosis of patients with dementia. Apathy appears to be common in many diseases of the brain, and is associated with distress in caregivers. Apathetic behavior of minor degree seems less problematic than other agitated behaviors such as irritability and restlessness. This book discusses the relationship between apathy and vascular factors in healthy elderly subjects. (Imprint: Nova)

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Introduction

Apathy, a Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

Apathy Following Stroke

Apathy Associated with Subclinical Brain Ischemic Lesions

Vascular Risk Factors and Apathy

Conclusions

References

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