Psychiatric Annals

CME Article 

A 71-year-old Woman with Cognitive Deficits and Social Withdrawal

Nahla Mahgoub, MD

Abstract

Mrs. R is a 71-year-old woman who is retired and lives with her 75-year-old husband. She is a mother of two daughters and grandmother of five grandchildren. Mrs. R is of Irish descent and immigrated to the United States with her parents and younger brother in her late teenage years. She was a student with great ability at school and graduated college. She worked as an English teacher and fulfilled her interest in music. She was married at age 26, and she maintained good social and occupational life.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nahla Mahgoub, MD, is Instructor in Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, and Nabil Kotbi, MD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.

Address correspondence to: Nahla Mahgoub, MD, 21 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY, 10605; or e-mail namd06@aol.com, nam2024@med.cornell.edu.

Dr. Mahgoub has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. Review the manifestations and differential diagnosis of depression in Alzheimer's disease.
  2. Discuss the risk factors of depression in Alzheimer's disease.
  3. Summarize the recommendations and guidelines for treatment of depression in Alzheimer's disease.

Abstract

Mrs. R is a 71-year-old woman who is retired and lives with her 75-year-old husband. She is a mother of two daughters and grandmother of five grandchildren. Mrs. R is of Irish descent and immigrated to the United States with her parents and younger brother in her late teenage years. She was a student with great ability at school and graduated college. She worked as an English teacher and fulfilled her interest in music. She was married at age 26, and she maintained good social and occupational life.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nahla Mahgoub, MD, is Instructor in Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, and Nabil Kotbi, MD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.

Address correspondence to: Nahla Mahgoub, MD, 21 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY, 10605; or e-mail namd06@aol.com, nam2024@med.cornell.edu.

Dr. Mahgoub has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. Review the manifestations and differential diagnosis of depression in Alzheimer's disease.
  2. Discuss the risk factors of depression in Alzheimer's disease.
  3. Summarize the recommendations and guidelines for treatment of depression in Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. R is a 71-year-old woman who is retired and lives with her 75-year-old husband. She is a mother of two daughters and grandmother of five grandchildren. Mrs. R is of Irish descent and immigrated to the United States with her parents and younger brother in her late teenage years. She was a student with great ability at school and graduated college. She worked as an English teacher and fulfilled her interest in music. She was married at age 26, and she maintained good social and occupational life.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nahla Mahgoub, MD, is Instructor in Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, and Nabil Kotbi, MD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.

Address correspondence to: Nahla Mahgoub, MD, 21 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY, 10605; or e-mail namd06@aol.com, nam2024@med.cornell.edu.

Dr. Mahgoub has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. Review the manifestations and differential diagnosis of depression in Alzheimer's disease.
  2. Discuss the risk factors of depression in Alzheimer's disease.
  3. Summarize the recommendations and guidelines for treatment of depression in Alzheimer's disease.

10.3928/00485713-20080701-05

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