Psychotic symptoms in the elderly: a prospective study in a population sample.

@article{Henderson1998PsychoticSI,
  title={Psychotic symptoms in the elderly: a prospective study in a population sample.},
  author={A Scott Henderson and Ailsa E Korten and Charles S. Levings and Anthony F Jorm and Helen Christensen and Patricia A Jacomb and Bryan Rodgers},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={484-92}
}
BACKGROUND Most of what is known about psychotic symptoms in older persons is based on hospital series of severe disorders. METHOD In the course of a longitudinal community-based survey of older persons, the presence of psychotic symptoms was assessed on two occasions 3-4 years apart. RESULTS The point prevalence was 5.7%. Risk factors were cognitive impairment, living alone, being male, having had limited education, social isolation, poor health and depressive symptoms. Of the 65 persons… CONTINUE READING