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NEUROCOGNITIVE DISORDERSDelirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders (DSM IV TR)Delirium Major Cognitive Disorder (Dementia) Mild Cognitive Disorder Unspecified Cognitive Disorder
Cognitive deficits are present in other disorders, but only disorders, whose core features are cognitive, are included in this category A unique feature of these disorders is that these are syndromes for which the underlying pathology, and frequently the etiology as well, can potentially be determined, (they are acquired and represent decline, not developmental) Dementia has been labeled Major Neurocognitive Disorder, although the Major NCD is broader as it also categorizes individuals with substantial decline in one domain, e.g., amnestic disorder “Dr. Dilip Jeste -- former APA president -- referred to the movement among some psychiatrists to retire the term "dementia" for stigmatic reasons, the literal Latin translation being "without mind." Jeste pointed out that not only does the term hold negative connotations,

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