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Schizophrenia in Late Life : Aging Effects on Symptoms and Course of Illness - Philip D. Harvey

Schizophrenia in Late Life

Aging Effects on Symptoms and Course of Illness

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Published: 1st November 2004
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Older adults with schizophrenia have been a largely neglected population, and only since 1990 has any systematic effort been made to study them. Schizophrenia in Late Life helps fill the void in the literature. This volume presents a uniquely comprehensive picture of the current research about this population. With normal aging used as the point of comparison, Harvey explores several issues in the domain of schizophrenia and aging. The central issue is that of age-related changes in the clinical features of schizophrenia, which include delusions, hallucinations, emotional changes, cognitive impairments, and adaptive life skills. The text also examines whether the course of schizophrenia changes over time and considers the implications of pharmacological and behavioral treatments for schizophrenia.

Introduction: Schizophrenia in Late Lifep. 3
Aging in Healthy Individualsp. 17
Clinical Features and Course of Schizophrenia in Late Lifep. 35
Cognition and Function in Older Patients With Schizophreniap. 53
Schizophrenia in Late Lifep. 71
Late-Onset Schizophreniap. 89
Dementia and Schizophrenia: Similarities and Differencesp. 101
Institutions and Institutional Care for Older Patients With Schizophreniap. 117
Previous Treatments for Schizophrenia: Efficacy and Adverse Effectsp. 135
Recent Developments in Pharmacological Treatmentsp. 155
Behavioral Treatments for Schizophreniap. 163
Late-Life Schizophrenia in the New Millenniump. 173
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 211
About the Authorp. 219
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ISBN: 9781591471622
ISBN-10: 1591471621
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66