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Psychiatric symptoms and disorders in old age: prevalence, course and diagnostic thresholds

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Title: Psychiatric symptoms and disorders in old age: prevalence, course and diagnostic thresholds
Authors: Sigström, Robert
Issue Date: 4-Sep-2015
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Sigström R, Skoog I, Sacuiu S, Karlsson B, Klenfeldt IF, Waern M, Gustafson D, Östling S. The prevalence of psychotic symptoms and paranoid ideation in non-demented population samples aged 70-82 years. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2009; 24: 1413-1419.

II. Sigström R, Östling S, Karlsson B, Waern M, Gustafson D, Skoog I. A population-based study on phobic fears and DSM-IV specific phobia in 70-year olds. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 2011; 25: 148-153.

III. Sigström R, Skoog I, Karlsson B, Nilsson J, Östling S. Nine-year follow-up of specific phobia in a population sample of older people. (Submitted manuscript)

IV. Sigström R, Skoog I, Östling S. The depressive spectrum in old age: a longitudinal population study. (In manuscript)
Date of Defence: 2015-09-25
Disputation: Fredagen den 25 september 2015, kl 13:00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: epidemiologic studies
population studies
longitudinal studies
phobic disorders
depressive disorders
depressive symptoms
Abstract: The aim of this thesis was to study the epidemiology of some psychiatric disorders, as well as their corresponding subthreshold symptoms, in order to explore the border between psychopathology and normality in the general population of older people. Data came from population studies of older people in Gothenburg. Participants completed a semi-structured psychiatric interview and cognitive tests conducted by psychiatric research nurses. A key informant interview was also conducted. Psychiatric d... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9479-5 (print)
978-91-628-9480-1 (e-pub)
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