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Treatment of Mood Disorder Associated with Binswanger's Disease

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Eileen M. Joyce
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF
Raymond Levy
Affiliation:
Section of Old Age Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF

Abstract

Binswanger's disease is a cerebrovascular disorder affecting deep white matter and is associated with dementia and affective disturbance. In the case reported, the mood disorder was successfully treated with a combination of lithium and amitriptyline, resulting in an improved quality of life despite continuing cognitive decline. This underlines the importance of treating the affective component of organic dementing conditions on its own merit.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1989 

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