ERIC Number: EJ374738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Team Assessment of Geriatric Mental Patients (II): Behavioral Dynamics and Psychometric Testing in the Diagnosis of Functional Dementia Due to Hysterical Behavior.
Kirby, Henry B.; Harper, Robert G.
Gerontologist, v28 n2 p260-62 Apr 1988
Describes demonstration by an interdisciplinary geriatric evaluation team that a newly described syndrome of hysterical pseudodementia in elderly patients often originates in developmental phenomena rather than in basic personality disturbances. Discusses team members' observations of clinical behavior which frequently differed from results of psychometric testing. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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