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BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.126a (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:126
  1. Alewijn Ott
  1. Research physician Erasmus University Medical School, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    EDITOR,--Ronan O'Carroll and Klaus Ebmeier suggest the possibility of diagnostic misclassification. I agree that the diagnosis of dementia cannot be based on the cognitive test we used. As discussed in our paper, after the screening test, which comprised the minimental state examination and the geriatric mental state schedule (organic level) followed by the Cambridge examination for mental disorders of the elderly, we used an extensive clinical neurological evaluation to …

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