Pick's disease- cortex and white matter atrophy The symptoms of Pick's disease include difficulty in language and thinking, efforts to dissociate from family, behavioral changes, unwarranted anxiety, impaired regulation of social conduct (e.g., breaches of etiquette, tactlessness, disinhibition, misperception), passivity, low motivation (aboulia), inertia, over-activity, pacing and wandering. The changes in personality allow doctors to distinguish between Pick's disease and Alzheimer's disea
Pick's Disease signs, symptoms and caregiver tips. Although it is commonly confused with the much more prevalent Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease is a rare disorder that instead of affecting many different parts of the brain, causes a slow shrinking of cells in specific parts of the brain. Read on to learn more.
Arnold Pick (20 July 1851 – 4 April 1924) was a Czech neurologist and psychiatrist. He is known for identifying the clinical syndrome of Pick's Disease and the Pick bodies that are characteristic of the disorder. He was the first to name reduplicative paramnesia. He was also the first to use the term dementia praecox (in 1891).