Psychotic symptoms and the longitudinal course of senile dementia of the Alzheimer type

Wayne C. Drevets, Eugene H. Rubin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

267 Scopus citations

Abstract

Delusions, misidentifications and hallucinations occur frequently throughout the course of senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT). Rates of psychosis among subjects with moderate to severe SDAT range from 42% to 84% in our study group; at least half of persons with SDAT with no prior psychiatric history will display psychosis at some point during the course of dementia. Furthermore, psychotic symptoms are associated with accelerated cognitive deterioration, but not with increased mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-48
Number of pages10
JournalBiological Psychiatry
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Psychotic symptoms and the longitudinal course of senile dementia of the Alzheimer type'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this