Marshal Folstein

last updated 8/8/2017

Marshal F. Folstein

Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University

525 South Street, Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
HQ Phone:
(508) 668-5454

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Professor - Johns Hopkins University



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Is low folate a risk factor for clinical depression? : epiNewswire

"The folate and depression story is very interesting, but very complicated," notes Marshal Folstein of Tufts University.
Folstein, M, et al. The homocysteine hypothesis of depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164(6): 861-867.

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The average clinical course of the disease from diagnosis to death is typically five to nine years, although this time may vary, according to research by Marshall Folstein, MD, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, a division of the New England Medical Center in Boston.The three stages of Alzheimer's disease-early, middle, and late-correspond to the severity of symptoms. Clinical IssuesAs the disease progresses to the late stage, the patient's ability to communicate and function independently deteriorates further, says Folstein.

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Behavioural Problems in Dementia --- Late-Life Depression: Connecting Research & Clinical Care - Event Details - Baycrest

Marshal F. Folstein, MDProfessor, Department of Psychiatry, John Hopkins UniversityProfessor of Psychiatry and Nutrition Science, Tufts UniversityDr. Folstein is internationally known for his work on the assessment of cognitive impairment in persons with dementia or depression.He is one of the developers of the ,Folstein, Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE), one of the most widely used clinical instruments for screening for cognitive impairment and assessing its severity and for monitoring changes in global cognitive functioning in the clinic and in research studies.

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