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Very Late-onset Schizophrenia Like Psychosis: Case Series and Future Directions.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
0253-7176
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Volume
36
Issue
2
Pages
208–210
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.130999
PMID: 24860229
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The quest to unravel the mysteries of schizophrenia has led to immense research in this area over the years. Previously schizophrenia was considered to strictly be an early onset disorder. However, the heralding of baby boomers, with a subsequent surge in the elderly population, has led to growing curiosity in the geriatric age group with schizophrenia. The nosology of late-onset and very late-onset schizophrenia like psychosis (VLOSLP) has remained contentious. The international late-onset schizophrenia (LOS) group has proposed that schizophrenia with an onset between ages 40 and 60 be termed LOS and above 60 years termed VLOSLP. We present two case reports of VLOSLP and its relevance to the present day context.

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