Schizophrenia in late life [electronic resource] : aging effects on symptoms and course of illness / Philip D. Harvey.
By: Harvey, Philip D.Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: v, 219 p. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 1591471621 (print).Subject(s): Schizophrenia in old age | Older people -- Mental health | Geriatric psychiatry | Schizophreania | Aged | Mental Health | Geriatric PsychiatryAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 618.97/6898 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-209).
Background -- Aging in healthy individuals -- Clinical features and course of schizophrenia in late life -- Cognition and function in older patients with schizophrenia -- Other features of schizophrenia in late life -- Late onset schizophrenia -- Dementia and schizophrenia: similarities and differences -- Institutions and institutional care for older patients with schizophrenia -- Previous treatments for schizophrenia: efficacy and adverse effects -- Recent developments in pharmacological treatments -- Behavioral treatments for schizophrenia -- Late life schizophrenia in the new millennium.
"This book provides information about schizophrenia in late life, comparing features of older patients with schizophrenia while with younger patients. Differences in symptoms, cognitive impairments, functional status, and quality of life might be expected when comparing older and younger patients because of the lifetime nature of the illness and the fact that the illness itself affects many aspects of functioning that are influenced by aging. What is clear is that schizophrenia in late life shares many of the features of schizophrenia in the earlier years, but also has a number of additional features and complications relating to aging and the lifetime history of social and economic disadvantage conferred by the experience of the illness. We examine all of the questions raised and features of illness described in this introductory chapter, reviewing the available data from both comparisons of older and younger patients and longitudinal studies of older patients. We use these data to develop an understanding of how schizophrenia changes over time within individuals. We try to identify predictors of these changes and the treatments, current and future, that need to be applied to schizophrenia as patients age. By the end of this book, the entirety of the current research literature on schizophrenia and aging is reviewed and synthesized into an integrated perspective"--Introd. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Also issued in print.
Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2006. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2006 dcunns.