pseudodementia

noun
pseu·do·de·men·tia | \ˌsüd-ō-di-ˈmen-chə \

Medical Definition of pseudodementia 

: a that outwardly resembles the cognitive impairment of dementia but does not the result from neurodegeneration and that typically has a psychological cause (such as depression)

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