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Age, manic psychopathology and treatment response
Author(s)Robert C Young, James R Falk
Journal titleInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol 4, no 2, Mar/April 1989
Pagespp 73 - 78
KeywordsPsychoses ; United States of America.
AnnotationThe authors describe relationships between age and ratings of signs and symptoms in 40 manic inpatients. Soon after admission, some psychopathologic features were less prominent in older patients. In older patients, after two weeks of treatment with lithium and neuroleptics, there was greater residual total psychopathology, higher ratings of some clinical features, and less change in total psychopathology and some clinical features. Older patients were hospitalised longer. Ageing may alter manic psychopathology and treatment response. The authors emphasize the need for prospective studies that include geriatric patients.
Accession NumberCPA-891219073
ClassmarkEL: 7T

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