Psychosis in the Elderly
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Separate multiple e-mails with a ;. Dementia developed approximately 3 times more frequently in people in whom a psychotic disorder was present.
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These disorders included schizophrenia , persistent delusional disorders, acute and transient psychotic disorders, schizoaffective disorders, and other non-organic or unspecified psychotic disorders. After adjusting for several competing risks age, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, gastrointestinal disease, renal disease, cancer, hearing loss, depressive and bipolar disorders, and alcohol use disorder the subhazard ratio remained at 2.
The findings also suggested that more a more recent diagnosis of psychosis was a greater predictor of the development of dementia, as opposed to cases where patients had been living with a psychotic disorder diagnosis for 10 years or more. A higher quality of life, including improved health care and living conditions, has been correlated with lower rates of dementia.
The findings of a prospective cohort study in Psychological Medicine identified the presence of a psychotic disorder in men as a significant predictor of dementia, although the specific mechanisms underlying this phenomenon have yet to be clarified. The authors recruited 37, men aged 65 to 85 from the to Australian Electoral Roll. The men had no diagnosis of dementia at index.
During the Dementia was defined according to International Classification of Disease guidelines.