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Psychotic symptoms and paranoid ideation in the non-demented elderly. A population study on prevalence, incidence, and associated factors, and their relationship to cognitive functioning and prognosis


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Title: Psychotic symptoms and paranoid ideation in the non-demented elderly. A population study on prevalence, incidence, and associated factors, and their relationship to cognitive functioning and prognosis
Authors: Östling, Svante 1953-
Issue Date: 2004
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Institute of Clinical Neurosciences
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
Date of Defence: 2004-06-11
Disputation: Samlingssalen Blå Stråket 10, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, kl. 13.00.
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: hallucinations
delusions
psychotic symptoms
paranoid ideation
incidence
prevalence
psychometric tests
computed tomography
basal ganglia calcification
population study
elderly
Abstract: Background: Psychotic symptoms and paranoid ideation are not commonly reported in non-demented elderly, and may be underrated in traditional epidemiological studies.Aims: The aims of this study are to characterize the incidence and prevalence of psychotic symptoms and paranoid ideation and associated factors; the relationship between neuropsychological performance and psychotic symptoms and paranoid ideation and the prognosis of psychotic symptoms and paranoid ideation in non-demented elderly.... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/16239
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