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Late-Life Psychosis: Advances in Understanding and Treatment

Late-Life Psychosis: Advances in Understanding and Treatment C H A PTER 11 Late-Life Psychosis: Advances in Understanding and Treatment R OBERT A. S WE ET & BR UC E G. P OLLOC K WESTERN P SYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE AND CLIN IC U NIVE RSIlT' OF PI TISBU RGH M EDICAL CENTER OVERV I EW The mos t co mmo n late -life psyc hoses are those assoc iated w ith d e me ntia , major depression wit h psycho tic fea tures, a nd sch izophreni a (n n d re la ted sch izoa ffect ivt' d iso rd e rs). T h e re la tive freq u e ncy w ith w hi ch th ese d isor ­ defs are e nco unt ered is de pendent on th e cli nica l se tt ing. De me nt ia a nd mood-relate d psychoses are mos t co mmon in ac ute ca re and skill ed nur s­ ing faci lities. Sc h izo p h reni a is m ost co mmo n in psyc h iatric lo n g -te rm care settings . The inten t of this chapte r is to provi de a n overv http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics Springer Publishing

Late-Life Psychosis: Advances in Understanding and Treatment

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Publisher
Springer Publishing
ISSN
0198-8794
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1944-4036
DOI
10.1891/0198-8794.19.1.225
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Abstract

C H A PTER 11 Late-Life Psychosis: Advances in Understanding and Treatment R OBERT A. S WE ET & BR UC E G. P OLLOC K WESTERN P SYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE AND CLIN IC U NIVE RSIlT' OF PI TISBU RGH M EDICAL CENTER OVERV I EW The mos t co mmo n late -life psyc hoses are those assoc iated w ith d e me ntia , major depression wit h psycho tic fea tures, a nd sch izophreni a (n n d re la ted sch izoa ffect ivt' d iso rd e rs). T h e re la tive freq u e ncy w ith w hi ch th ese d isor ­ defs are e nco unt ered is de pendent on th e cli nica l se tt ing. De me nt ia a nd mood-relate d psychoses are mos t co mmon in ac ute ca re and skill ed nur s­ ing faci lities. Sc h izo p h reni a is m ost co mmo n in psyc h iatric lo n g -te rm care settings . The inten t of this chapte r is to provi de a n overv

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Annual Review of Gerontology & GeriatricsSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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