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What characteristics do you look for in determining if a man in his late 50s has ADD if he has been diagnosed and treated with Zoloft for depression for 10 years and also carries hepatitis C with a low viral count?

Also can these three diagosis be intertwined with dementia or Alzheimer's disease?

Answered by: Philip Muskin

All of these conditions can occur together. It is possible that someone with Hepatitis C and depression can have Alzheimer's disease.

To rule in or rule out the diagnosis of a dementia or attention deficit disorder, the person should consult with a psychiatrist.