Document Detail

Age disorientation in Kraepelinian schizophrenia: frequency and clinical correlates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8234639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many schizophrenic patients exhibit significant neuropsychological impairment, and age disorientation is considered to be one of the more extreme manifestations. To evaluate clinical correlates of age disorientation with reference to the course of schizophrenic illness, we compared 39 deteriorated chronic Kraepelinian schizophrenic patients and 39 nondeteriorated schizophrenic patients early in the course of illness. Age disorientation was observed in 36% of patients in the Kraepelinian group, but in no patient in the non-Kraepelinian group. In the Kraepelinian group, age disorientation was unrelated to positive/negative symptoms or illness duration. Our data suggest that age disorientation may be a function of aging in schizophrenia, but is not merely a function of chronicity.
A Tapp; R Tandon; R Scholten; E Dudley
Related Documents :
3508039 - Hla antigens and susceptibility to myasthenia gravis.
3146329 - Clinical classification of neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis subtypes.
8401589 - The relationship between trinucleotide (cag) repeat length and clinical features of hun...
8234639 - Age disorientation in kraepelinian schizophrenia: frequency and clinical correlates.
10934559 - Demographic characteristics and prognosis in a flemish amyotrophic lateral sclerosis po...
3574369 - X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy.
24239759 - Biogenic nano-scale silver particles by tephrosia purpurea leaf extract and their inbor...
17000559 - Evidence for systemic oxidative stress in tobacco chewers.
1590459 - Age-related changes in thoracic aorta of obese zucker rats.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychopathology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0254-4962     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychopathology     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-22     Completed Date:  1993-12-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8401537     Medline TA:  Psychopathology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Michigan Schizophrenia Program, Ann Arbor.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Middle Aged
Schizophrenia / diagnosis*
Schizophrenic Psychology*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Factors influencing the long-term outcome of schizoaffective disorders.
Next Document:  The influence of social factors on the response to stress.