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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 12, Issue 3, Pages 149-154
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2000/326706
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Is the Finding of Obsessional Behaviour Relevant to the Differental Diagnosis of Vascular Dementia of the Binswanger Type?

Robert M. Lawrence

Neurodegeneration Research Group, Jenner Wing, Level 01, St George’s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace. Tooting, London, SW17 0RE, UK

Received 24 July 2000; Accepted 24 July 2000

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Abstract

Whilst carrying out a pilot study with a structured questionnaire examining the difference in insight between a group of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and a second group with Vascular Dementia of the Binswanger Type, the incidental observation was made that the group of patients with Vascular Dementia of the Binswanger Type demonstrated more obsessional behaviour than the group of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. The obsessional behaviour differed from classical obsessive compulsive disorder insofar as the subjects were unaware of it whilst at the same time resisting change.