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Mortality and causes of death in older patients with schizophrenia
The aim of this study was to evaluate mortality and causes of death in older patients with schizophrenia in comparison with the general population. The mortality of patients experiencing relapse wasExpand
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Use of antipsychotic medications among elderly residents in long‐term institutional care: a three‐year follow‐up
To analyse the use of antipsychotic medications, change over time and associated factors in a three‐year follow‐up among elderly residents in long‐term institutional care.
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Use of antipsychotics among nonagenarian residents in long-term institutional care in Finland.
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of information about the use of antipsychotic medication in long-term care, especially among the oldest-old residents. OBJECTIVE To analyse the factors associated withExpand
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Use of antipsychotic medications in older home-care patients. Report from nine European countries
Background and aims: Data on the use of antipsychotics among older people in need of regular home care services are rare. The aim of this study was to ascertain the differences in the use and type ofExpand
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Patients with very‐late‐onset schizoprhenia‐like psychosis have higher mortality rates than elderly patients with earlier onset schizophrenia
In this register‐based study of schizophrenia patients aged 65 years or above, mortality and causes of death diagnosed at age of 60+ (very‐late‐onset schizophrenia‐like psychosis, VLOSLP) wereExpand
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One-Year Follow-Up After Discontinuing Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy
Objectives Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been established as an effective method in the treatment of severe depressive or psychotic disorders. Its efficacy is greatest in severe majorExpand
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Use of Antipsychotics in Older Home Care Patients in Finland
ObjectiveTo investigate the use of antipsychotic medications, and factors associated with such use, in elderly patients in home care in Finland.MethodA retrospective study was designed usingExpand
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Psychiatric hospital admission and long‐term care in patients with very‐late‐onset schizophrenia‐like psychosis
In this register‐based study the rates and durations of psychiatric hospitalizations were compared between patients with very‐late‐onset schizophrenia‐like psychosis (VLOSLP, n = 918) and elderlyExpand
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Acute Psychogeriatric Inpatient Treatment Improves Neuropsychiatric Symptoms but Impairs the Level of Functioning in Patients with Dementia
Aims: To explore the impact of hospitalization on neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) and the level of functioning in patients with dementia. Our aim was also to study the influence of psychotropicExpand
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Change in antipsychotic usage pattern and risk of relapse in older patients with schizophrenia
The aim of this study was to explore the use of first (FGAs) and second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) in older outpatients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Factors associated withExpand
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