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How is Pick's disease diagnosed?

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To find out if you have Pick's disease, your doctor will ask about your symptoms and go over your medical history. Then you'll have special tests that check your memory, behavior, language, and other mental functions. These are usually pencil and paper tests. You'll answer questions in writing and may be asked to draw certain objects.

The doctor may also recommend a blood test that looks at your DNA to see if you have the gene that causes Pick's disease.

From: What Is Pick's Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Brain Tour," "Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)."

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: "Pick's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Frontotemporal Dementia." 

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Frontotemporal Degeneration."

Medscape: "Pick Disease."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Brain Tour," "Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)."

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: "Pick's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Frontotemporal Dementia." 

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Frontotemporal Degeneration."

Medscape: "Pick Disease."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 15, 2018

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