ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Zohre Zareizadeh
Department of Mental Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


  • Research Article   
    Does the Clinical Presentation of Schizophrenia Differ in Elders from Adults? A Cross Sectional Study
    Author(s): Arash Mowla* and Zohre Zareizadeh

    Introduction: As the population is aging, better understanding of the clinical presentation of schizophrenia in later life seems to be a clinical priority. Our aim is to study the clinical manifestations of schizophrenia in the older adult patients. Methods: 102 schizophrenia patients met our inclusion criteria and entered the study. They were divided to two groups based on their age: group 1(18 years old to 64 years old) and group 2 (65 years old and older). There were 53 patients in group 1 and 49 patients in group 2. The patients were evaluated for schizophrenia pattern of presentation and clinical profile by Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). The two groups were compared according to their total score and subscale scores of PANSS. Results: The mean age of the patients in group 1 (Age<65) was 35.5 .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.3371/ CSRP.MAZZ.071522

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