706: Schizophrenia with onset at the extremes of adult life

  title={706: Schizophrenia with onset at the extremes of adult life},
  author={David Jonathan Castle and Simon Wessely and Robert Howard and Robin MacGregor Murray},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
OBJECTIVE To define the epidemiology, phenomenology, premorbid and risk factors in patients with the first manifestation of a schizophrenia-like illness after the age of 60 years, and compare them with patients with an onset before the age of 25 years. DESIGN/SETTING/SUBJECTS All contacts for a non-affective psychotic illness across all ages of onset were ascertained through a psychiatric case register; patients were rediagnosed according to operationalized criteria for psychotic illness, and… CONTINUE READING


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