J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2009 Jun;13(1):19-23.

Schizophrenia in Late Life

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Seoul Metropolitan Eunpyeong Hospital, Seoul, Korea. shin914@gmail.com

Abstract

This article has reviewed general characters of schizophrenia in late life. Specifically, it has reviewed epidemiology, course, and several results of biological researches and so on of schizophrenia in old age. Then, it has studied effect and safety of antipsychotics for schizophrenia in old age. Conclusively, considering understanding on the concept of schizophrenia and importance of the increasing olds in mental health, the magnitude of schizophrenia in old age will grow serious.

Keyword

Schizophrenia; Late life; Perspective

MeSH Terms

Antipsychotic Agents
Mental Health
Schizophrenia
Antipsychotic Agents
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