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Will Psychiatry Lose Alzheimer's?

Posted on: 06/07/2018

At one time patients with syphilis, diagnosed as general paresis of the insane, filled psychiatric hospitals, discovery of the spirochete that caused the illness, and subsequent development of antibiotics to treat it, emptied the asylums of those patients. Does this article represent an early step in the removal of Alzheimer's Disease from the province of psychiatry? Will the move to diagnosis by biomarker result in loss of the traditional eponym?