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
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..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: The study was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.