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Associations of psychotic symptoms in dementia sufferers.

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BACKGROUND: Psychotic symptoms in dementia have been considered as a single category which may have masked important associations. An exploratory analysis was undertaken to look separately at delusions, visual hallucinations and delusional misidentification. METHOD: Psychotic symptoms were assessed with the Burns' Symptom Checklist in 124 patients with DSM-III-R dementia. RESULTS: Eighty-three (66.9%) patients had psychotic symptoms. Deafness and life events were associated with delusions and...

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10.1192/bjp.167.4.537

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Ballard, C More by this author
Bannister, C More by this author
Oyebode, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
167
Issue:
4
Pages:
537-540
Publication date:
1995-10-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:1a97b549-b0f8-45f9-8342-c2085ea43797
Source identifiers:
60849
Local pid:
pubs:60849

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