Depression and Apathy Hajime Baba 1,2 1Department of Psychiatry, Juntendo University Koshigaya Hospital 2Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Juntendo Graduate School of Medicine Keyword: 抑うつ状態 , うつ病 , アパシー , 鑑別 , 治療 , depression , apathy , discrimination , treatment pp.961-970
Published Date 2018/9/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1416201116
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Apathy and depression are frequently observed in neurological disorders including dementia. Because the symptoms of both these states overlap and apathy is commonly comorbid with depression, the discrimination of these states can be challenging. A method to clinically distinguish between these states may be to focus on the primary motivation underlying mood, emotion, motivation, activity and interests, rather than focusing on the patients' complaints about the 'lack of motivation'.

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