Diagnostic criteria for the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD): Current limitations and future directions

Katya Rascovsky, John R. Hodges, Christopher M. Kipps, Julene K. Johnson, William W. Seeley, Mario F. Mendez, David Knopman, Andrew Kertesz, Marsel Mesulam, David P. Salmon, Douglas Galasko, Tiffany W. Chow, Charles DeCarli, Argye Hillis, Keith Josephs, Joel H. Kramer, Sandra Weintraub, Murray Grossman, Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini, Bruce M. Miller

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Abstract

The most widely established diagnostic criteria for the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia have now been in use for almost a decade. Although consensus criteria have provided a much needed standard for frontotemporal dementia research, a growing body of evidence suggests that revisions are needed to improve their applicability. In this article, we discuss the limitations of current diagnostic criteria and propose the establishment of an international consortium to revise diagnostic and research criteria for the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAlzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

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Keywords

  • Behavioral variant
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • International consortium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Rascovsky, K., Hodges, J. R., Kipps, C. M., Johnson, J. K., Seeley, W. W., Mendez, M. F., Knopman, D., Kertesz, A., Mesulam, M., Salmon, D. P., Galasko, D., Chow, T. W., DeCarli, C., Hillis, A., Josephs, K., Kramer, J. H., Weintraub, S., Grossman, M., Gorno-Tempini, M. L., & Miller, B. M. (2007). Diagnostic criteria for the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD): Current limitations and future directions. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 21(4). https://doi.org/10.1097/WAD.0b013e31815c3445