Late-Life Psychosis

  • Nages Nagaratnam
  • Kujan Nagaratnam
  • Gary Cheuk
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The more notable ones are delusional disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis in patients with dementia or depression. This article will focus on delusional disorder and late-onset schizophrenia. Paranoid states and schizophrenia could occur for the first time in late life, and the two conditions have been combined as late-onset schizophrenia and paranoid states.


Delusional disorder Late-onset schizophrenia Paranoid states Psychosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nages Nagaratnam
    • 1
  • Kujan Nagaratnam
    • 1
  • Gary Cheuk
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of SydneyWestmead Clinical SchoolWestmeadAustralia
  2. 2.Rehabilitation and Aged Care ServiceBlacktown-Mt Druitt HospitalMount DruittAustralia

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