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Age disorientation in Kraepelinian schizophrenia: frequency and clinical correlates.
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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
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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.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Middle Aged
Schizophrenia / diagnosis*
Schizophrenic Psychology*

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