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Volume 10, issue 3

Case report

Late onset schizophrenia – theoretical and clinical aspects. A case report

BOŻENA ŚPILA1, ANNA URBAŃSKA1
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2001, 10, 273-278
Keywords: late onset schizophrenia, case report

Abstract

The paper presents the state-of-the-art knowledge about schizophrenia with the onset after the age of 40. The standpoint is discussed of an international group of experts summarizing findings of research on "late" schizophrenia. Moreover, a case is reported of a female patient who at the age of 41 developed symptoms meeting the ICD-10 criteria for schizophrenia.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Bożena Śpila,
Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej,
ul. Abramowicka 2,
20-442 Lublin