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Frontal Dementia Overview

Another name for Frontal Dementia is Pick's Disease.

What is Pick's disease?
A person with Pick's disease loses brain function, resulting in difficulties with behavior, communication, learning, and memory. Pick's disease is a rare brain disorder that affects less than 1 in 100,000 people. The cause of Pick's disease is unknown.

What are the symptoms of Pick's disease?
Symptoms of Pick's disease include anxiety, apathy, difficulty communicating, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, memory loss, depression, poor judgment, and confusion.

How does the doctor treat Pick's disease?
Treatment for Pick's disease may include vitamin supplements, diet, antidepressant medications, and antipsychotic medications.

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Last Updated: Aug 31, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Frontal Dementia References
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