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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 37 (1995) 8

New research

Everyday psychiatric symptoms as presenting symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

F.B. van der Wurff, W.A. van Gool, A. Hijdra

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rapidly progressive and invariably fatal dementing illness. The presenting symptoms can be difficult to differentiate from psychiatric disorders and other organic mental disorders. We describe three patients who illustrate this diagnostic problem.