The Nature of Psychotic Symptoms in Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type

Eugene H. Rubin, Wayne C. Drevets, William J. Burke

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Abstract

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Washington University's medical school has gathered a large sample of subjects with senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT) who are free of other potentially complicating medical, neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Using this homogeneous population, we have characterized psychotic symptoms associated with SDAT. Three groups of symptoms occur commonly: paranoid delusions, misidentification syndromes, and hallucinations. The nature and frequency of these syndromes are discussed. (J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 1988;1:16-20).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1988

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