Schizophrenia and older adults. An overview: directions for research and policy.

  title={Schizophrenia and older adults. An overview: directions for research and policy.},
  author={Carl I. Cohen and Gene D. Cohen and Karen Blank and Charles M. Gaitz and Ira R. Katz and Andrew F. Leuchter and Gabe J Maletta and Barnett Meyers and Kenneth M Sakauye and C Shamoian},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={8 1},
The Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Committee on Aging, believes that a crisis has emerged with respect to the understanding of the nature and treatment of schizophrenia in older persons. Moreover, critical gaps exist in clinical services for this population. In this article, we examine the epidemiology of aging and schizophrenia; life-course changes in psychopathology, cognitive function, social functioning, and physical health; and various concerns regarding treatment, services, and… CONTINUE READING

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