Journal article

Ageing with psychosis - Fifty and beyond

Cherrie Galletly, Shuichi Suetani, Lisa Hahn, Duncan McKellar, David Castle

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: While there is considerable current emphasis on youth and early psychosis, relatively little is known about the lives of people who live with psychotic disorders into middle age and beyond. We investigated social functioning, physical health status, substance use and psychiatric symptom profile in people with psychotic disorders aged between 50 and 65 years. METHODS: Data were collected as part of the Survey of High Impact Psychosis, a population-based survey of Australians aged 18-65 years with a psychotic disorder. We compared those aged 50-65 years (N = 347) with those aged 18-49 years (N = 1478) across a range of measures. RESULTS: The older group contained more women and more..

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