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Depression as a mask for dyscirculatory encephalopathy and its therapy

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In outpatient practice, neurologists often face patients diagnosed with dyscirculatory encephalopathy (DEP). Sleep disorders, headaches, rapid and unexplained fatigability, and irritability are predominating, which poses a number of complex medical issues. A case report of a 69 year-old patient, who was being followed up for a long time because of DEP diagnosis is reported. However, examination of the neu-ropsychic status revealed the depressive disorder with somatoform complaints, which was verified by a psychiatrist. Psychotherapy and antidepressant therapy led to significant improvement.
The differential diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders in outpatient practice are discussed. 

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D.V. Neverovskiy
City Clinic No 44, St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian Federation

S.F. Sluchevskaya
I.I. Mechnikov Northwestern State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, St. Petersburg, Russia


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Neverovskiy D., Sluchevskaya S. Depression as a mask for dyscirculatory encephalopathy and its therapy. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2014;6(1):44-47. (In Russ.)

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