Paranoid Symptoms Among Older Adults

Muzumel A. Chaudhary, MD; Kiran Rabheru, MD, CCFP, FRCP, ABPN


Geriatrics and Aging. 2008;11(3):143-149. 

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Treatment and Prognosis

Some conditions, such as delirium, psychotic disorder due to a general medical condition, and substance-induced psychosis, that cause psychotic symptoms in late life are acute and tend to resolve when the underlying condition is treated. An approach to the management of psychosis among older adults is outlined in Figure 1.

Figure 1.

Approach to Management of Psychosis in Late-Life


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