Published online by Cambridge University Press: 02 January 2018
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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