Psychotic disorders in late life: a narrative review

Title

Psychotic disorders in late life: a narrative review

Creator

Tampi Rajesh R; Young Juan; Hoq Rakin; Resnick Kyle; Tampi Deena J

Publisher

Therapeutic Advances In Psychopharmacology

Date

2019
1905-07

Description

Psychotic disorders are not uncommon in late life. These disorders often have varied etiologies, different clinical presentations, and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality among the older adult population. Psychotic disorders in late life develop due to the complex interaction between various biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors. Given the significant morbidity and mortality associated with psychotic disorders in late life, a comprehensive work-up should be conducted when they are encountered. The assessment should not only identify the potential etiologies for the psychotic disorders, but also recognize factors that predicts possible outcomes for these disorders. Treatment approaches for psychotic disorders in late life should include a combination of nonpharmacological management strategies with the judicious use of psychotropic medications. When antipsychotic medications are necessary, they should be used cautiously with the goal of optimizing outcomes with regular monitoring of their efficacy and adverse effects.

Subject

schizophrenia; geriatric; elderly; schizoaffective disorder; psychotic disorders; delusional disorder; late life; late-onset schizophrenia; very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis

Identifier

PMID: 31662846 PMCID: PMC6796200

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

2045125319882798

Volume

9

ISSN

2045-1253

Citation

Tampi Rajesh R; Young Juan; Hoq Rakin; Resnick Kyle; Tampi Deena J, “Psychotic disorders in late life: a narrative review,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10833.

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