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A prospective study of psychotic symptoms in dementia sufferers: psychosis in dementia.

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Eighty-seven out of a clinical cohort of 124 patients with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd ed., rev.) dementia were followed up at monthly intervals for 1 year. Psychotic symptoms were assessed using the Burns's Symptom Checklist, and cognitive functioning was evaluated with the CAMCOG. The annual incidence rate of psychotic symptoms was 47%, although many of the incident symptoms lasted less than 3 months. Fifty-three percent of patients with psychosis experienced ...

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10.1017/S1041610297004201

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Ballard, C More by this author
O'Brien, J More by this author
Fairbairn, A More by this author
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Journal:
International psychogeriatrics / IPA
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
57-64
Publication date:
1997-03-05
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EISSN:
1741-203X
ISSN:
1041-6102
URN:
uuid:9e2a6cf6-9677-4427-8706-e87114196c16
Source identifiers:
60855
Local pid:
pubs:60855

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