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Frontotemporal Dementias: A Review

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of General Psychiatry, January 2007
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Frontotemporal Dementias: A Review
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Annals of General Psychiatry, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1744-859x-6-15
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Natalie D Weder, Rehan Aziz, Kirsten Wilkins, Rajesh R Tampi


Dementia is a clinical state characterized by loss of function in multiple cognitive domains. It is a costly disease in terms of both personal suffering and economic loss. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the term now preferred over Picks disease to describe the spectrum of non-Alzheimers dementias characterized by focal atrophy of the frontal and anterior temporal regions of the brain. The prevalence of FTD is considerable, though specific figures vary among different studies. It occurs usually in an age range of 35-75 and it is more common in individuals with a positive family history of dementia. The risk factors associated with this disorder include head injury and family history of FTD. Although there is some controversy regarding the further syndromatic subdivision of the different types of FTD, the three major clinical presentations of FTD include: 1) a frontal or behavioral variant (FvFTD), 2) a temporal, aphasic variant, also called Semantic dementia (SD), and 3) a progressive aphasia (PA). These different variants differ in their clinical presentation, cognitive deficits, and affected brain regions. Patients with FTD should have a neuropsychiatric assessment, neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging studies to confirm and clarify the diagnosis. Treatment for this entity consists of behavioral and pharmacological approaches. Medications such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors, antipsychotics, mood stabilizer and other novel treatments have been used in FTD with different rates of success. Further research should be directed at understanding and developing new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to improve the patients' prognosis and quality of life.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Portugal 2 1%
Germany 2 1%
Israel 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 164 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 17%
Researcher 28 16%
Student > Bachelor 21 12%
Student > Postgraduate 18 10%
Other 40 22%
Unknown 9 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 60 34%
Psychology 54 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 9%
Neuroscience 14 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 3%
Other 18 10%
Unknown 11 6%

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