Front Neurol 2021 3;12:713388. Epub 2021 Sep 3.
Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Older-age bipolar disorder (OABD) may involve neurocognitive decline and behavioral disturbances that could share features with the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), making the differential diagnosis difficult in cases of suspected dementia. To compare the neuropsychological profile, brain morphometry, and structural connectivity patterns between patients diagnosed with bvFTD, patients classified as OABD with an early onset of the disease (EO-OABD), and healthy controls (HC). bvFTD patients ( = 25, age: 66 ± 7, female: 64%, disease duration: 6 ± 4 years), EO-OABD patients ( = 17, age: 65 ± 9, female: 71%, disease duration: 38 ± 8 years), and HC ( = 28, age: 62 ± 7, female: 64%) were evaluated through neuropsychological tests concerning attention, memory, executive function, praxis, and language. Read More