An evaluation of functional psychoses in old age.

  title={An evaluation of functional psychoses in old age.},
  author={William Stoddard Williams and E. Gartly Jaco},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={114 10},
          910-5; discussion 915-6
1. Recent and more refined epidemiologic data indicate that the incidence of functional pychoses in the elderly population is much higher than earlier studies have indicated. 2. Analysis of the epidemiologic data indicates that there is a close relationship between certain social factors and the incidence of mental illness in later life. 3. Evidence presented here and in previous research reports which are cited are interpreted to suggest that "social aging" is at least as significant as… CONTINUE READING

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