AP Psychology : Psychological Abnormalities

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Example Question #192 : Defining Abnormalities And Disorders

What age of Alzheimer's diagnosis is considered to be early onset?

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Explanation:

The lines are rather blurry, but cases are considered early onset Alzheimer's when diagnosis occurs in the 40s or 50s. Along with the age of onset, early-onset diagnosis is based on symptomatic criteria. Unfortunately, the only way to determine the exact class of dementia, an autopsy is required to examine brain tissue.

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