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Titolo:
PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY IN THE AGED
Autore:
RAO AV;
Indirizzi:
TILAK,506 KK NAGAR MADURAI 625020 TAMIL NADU INDIA MADURAI MED COLL,DEPT PSYCHIAT MADURAI TAMIL NADU INDIA
Titolo Testata:
INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
, volume: 106, anno: 1997,
pagine: 361 - 369
SICI:
0971-5916(1997)106:<361:PMITA>2.0.ZU;2-X
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CHARLES-BONNET-SYNDROME; LATE-LIFE DEPRESSION; VISUAL HALLUCINATIONS; AFFECTIVE-DISORDERS; MAJOR DEPRESSION; OLD-AGE; PREVALENCE; ILLNESS; ONSET; EPIDEMIOLOGY;
Keywords:
ANXIETY DISORDER; CHARLES BONNET SYNDROME; DELUSIONAL DISORDER; DEMENTIA; DEPRESSION; DEPRESSIVE PSEUDO-DEMENTIA; DYSTHYMIA; LATE ONSET SCHIZOPHRENIA; MENTAL MORBIDITY; SUICIDE; VASCULAR DEPRESSION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
72
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Citazione:
A.V. Rao, "PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY IN THE AGED", INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, 106, 1997, pp. 361-369

Abstract

Mental morbidity in the elderly comprises mainly affective disorders (manic depressive psychosis) and psyche-organic syndrome, delirium anddementia. Psychiatric disorder occurs with physical disorder or handicap and co-morbidity is the hall-mark of geriatric medicine. The prevalence rate is around 89/1000 population. The decreasing age at onset of depression over successive generations contributed by the 'unstable genes' is discussed. Factors affecting the 'quality ageing' are highlighted. Depression, mania and suicide behaviour in the elderly are detailed. Particular attention is drawn to 'vascular depression' resultingfrom cerebrovascular lesions affecting the striato-pallido-thalamo-cortico-pathways. Vascular depression is characterised by a low frequency of family history of mental disorder/suicide and anhedonia and increased functional disability. Subsyndomal depression is a fairly common occurrence. Anxiety disorders in the elderly though uncommon need to he recognised. Late-onset schizophrenia and somatic hallucinosis are referred to.

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