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    SwedishJewfish, old possum

    I spent many too many years in bars with many too many men ruined and haunted by years of childhood beatings, emotional neglect, not enough love, not enough empathy, hard, hard, hard. If you add to that late-onset psychosis, it's not pretty.

    I could very well be wrong. He may have been raised by angels in a household of peace, mutual respect, and loving attention; and he may have simply slipped a gear as he aged.

    In [late-onset psychosis], the clinical picture is dominated by hallucinations in all modalities and systematic delusions that concern the patient’s personal space and security like paranoid delusions or partition delusions... In 45% of subjects, the onset of LOP is preceded by a history of paranoid or schizotypic personality styles...

    >> Copeland et al. estimated an annual incidence of 3.0 per 100,000 for DSM-III-R schizophrenia and 16.6 per 100,000 for delusional disorder in those aged 65 years and over.
    >> Castle and Murray, applying the same criteria, calculated a rate of 12.6 per 100,000 person-years.
    >> Using the broader concept of late paraphrenia, Kay estimated the annual rate for those aged 55 years and older to be 10–15 per 100,000 for males and 20–25 per 100,000 for females.
    >> In the general population aged 60 years or older, Van Os et al. showed an 11% increase in first admission rates for ICD-9 schizophrenia, paraphrenia, paranoid states and other non-affective, non-organic psychosis for each 5 year increase in age....
    >> Häfner et al. found an annual incidence rate of 13 per 100,000 for broadly defined schizophrenia-spectrum disorders within the age range of 50–59 years.


    by raincrow on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 10:52:44 PM PST

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