Year: 2005 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.162, no.11, (November 2005), p.2086-2093 SIEC No: 20080882

A consecutive series of 670 patients with probable Alzheimer’s disease were assessed with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. 26% of the patients had major depression, 26% had minor depression, & 48% were not depressed. Depressive symptoms that most strongly discriminated between Alzheimer’s disease patients with & without sad mood were guilty ideation, suicide ideation, loss of energy, insomnia, weight loss, psychomotor retardation/agitation, poor concentration, & loss of interest. (31 refs)