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BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7352.1529/a (Published 22 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1529
  1. Alex Vass (avass@bmj.com), editorial registrar
  1. BMJ

    Some experts feel that in defining dementing disorders, there has long been an emphasis on cognitive abnormalities at the expense of neuropsychiatric manifestations. Dementia: Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms (C Ballard, J O'Brien, I James, A Swann, eds, Oxford University Press, £29.95, pp 316, ISBN 0 19 263175 6) attempts to address this perceived imbalance. It is a comprehensive overview of the subject, with a chapter on each symptom—for example, psychosis, depression, or wandering. The authors …

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