Frontotemporal dementia patient with bipolar disorder
Hizli Sayar, Gokben
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Introduction A diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia may be delayed or missed because early symptoms may develop gradually and can mimic symptoms of a variety of disorders or conditions. We aimed to write a report on a patient with frontotemporal dementia with bipolar disorder. Case report This is the case of a 63-year-old man with frontotemporal dementia whose presentation was consistent with bipolar affective disorder. With brain imaging and neurocognitive testing, frontotemporal dementia was diagnosed. Conclusion A differential diagnosis between bipolar disorder and frontotemporal dementia is difficult to establish. Frontotemporal dementia is a heterogeneous disease with a large variety of cognitive dysfunctions.