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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Primary Psychotic Disorders

Symptom reduction in chronic late-life psychotic disorders such as very-late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis can be evidenced with the use of long-term neuroleptic treatment. However, neuroleptics have not been shown to produce an improvement equal to the premorbid level of social adjustment and have limited effect on the development of insight.[19] Despite ongoing medication use, the course often tends to be chronic and the prognosis unfavourable.[19]


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