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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-70

The missing link between late-onset separation anxiety and dementia

1 Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Radio Diagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Lokesh Kumar Singh
Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur - 492 099, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jgmh.jgmh_23_17

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Relation of behavioral and psychological symptoms with dementia has several implications. They predict treatment and prognosis in patients. Anxiety and its association as a psychological symptom despite being well known is not addressed properly in clinical settings. Although generalized anxiety disorder is most commonly seen in patients with dementia, some of them might also present with late-onset separation anxiety. Presentation of separation anxiety in the index patient signifies the fact that atypical age of onset, acuteness of presentation points toward an underlying organic etiology. Patients with such clinical features should be thoroughly assessed for dementia. Clinicians should be aware of the association between separation anxiety and organic deficits.

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