BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 22 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1529
  1. Alex Vass (, 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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