Book Chapter

Neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer's disease, fronto-temporal dementia) and schizophrenia-like psychosis

NT Lautenschlager, AF Kurz

Secondary Schizophrenia | Published : 2010

Abstract

Facts box Delusions, misidentifications, and hallucinations are common neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease. Psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease can significantly affect the well-being of patients and caregivers. Psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease differ from psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia. Clinical criteria for diagnosis of psychosis in Alzheimer's Disease have been proposed. Several biological markers as risk factors for psychosis in Alzheimer's Disease have been suggested. There is ongoing discussion whether Alzheimer's Disease with psychotic symptoms is a specific subtype of Alzheimer's Disease or whether genetic factors determine a person's underlying vulne..

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