Psychosis of Alzheimer's disease: clinical characteristics and history.

  title={Psychosis of Alzheimer's disease: clinical characteristics and history.},
  author={L. S. Schneider and Karen Stevens Dagerman},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  volume={38 1},
The concept of psychosis of Alzheimer's disease and dementia is developed with respect to prevalence, incidence, clinical characteristics, clinical course, and potential response to treatment. Psychosis frequently occurs subsequent to the onset of dementia. Published prevalence estimates of psychosis in patients with AD range from 10 to 73% with an overall median of 34% within clinic populations, and from 7 to 20% in community and clinical trials populations depending on definitions used. Among… CONTINUE READING


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