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A Case of Very-late-onset Schizophrenia-like Psychosis.

Son JH, Kee BS - Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci (2011)

Bottom Line: On neuropsychological testing, she demonstrated paranoid psychosis and bizarre thoughts.Hospital admission was recommended for supportive care and treatment with antipsychotics.She was initially treated with olanzapine, but this medication had little effect and was replaced with amisulpride, which reduced the residual symptoms.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
This paper presents the case of a 67-year-old woman who visited the Psychiatry Department complaining of persecutory ideas and auditory hallucinations after a buccal cancer operation. On neuropsychological testing, she demonstrated paranoid psychosis and bizarre thoughts. Hospital admission was recommended for supportive care and treatment with antipsychotics. She was initially treated with olanzapine, but this medication had little effect and was replaced with amisulpride, which reduced the residual symptoms. The aim of this report was to discuss the diagnostic process and treatment of very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis.

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Figure 1: Axial T2W1 image showing diffuse and mild brain atrophy.

Mentions: During the patient's psychiatric interview, she reported auditory hallucinations, ideas of reference, and persecutory delusions. No abnormalities emerged from a physical examination, a blood test, or electroencephalography. The brain MRI showed mildly diffuse brain atrophy (Fig. 1).


A Case of Very-late-onset Schizophrenia-like Psychosis.

Son JH, Kee BS - Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci (2011)

Axial T2W1 image showing diffuse and mild brain atrophy.
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Figure 1: Axial T2W1 image showing diffuse and mild brain atrophy.
Mentions: During the patient's psychiatric interview, she reported auditory hallucinations, ideas of reference, and persecutory delusions. No abnormalities emerged from a physical examination, a blood test, or electroencephalography. The brain MRI showed mildly diffuse brain atrophy (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: On neuropsychological testing, she demonstrated paranoid psychosis and bizarre thoughts.Hospital admission was recommended for supportive care and treatment with antipsychotics.She was initially treated with olanzapine, but this medication had little effect and was replaced with amisulpride, which reduced the residual symptoms.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
This paper presents the case of a 67-year-old woman who visited the Psychiatry Department complaining of persecutory ideas and auditory hallucinations after a buccal cancer operation. On neuropsychological testing, she demonstrated paranoid psychosis and bizarre thoughts. Hospital admission was recommended for supportive care and treatment with antipsychotics. She was initially treated with olanzapine, but this medication had little effect and was replaced with amisulpride, which reduced the residual symptoms. The aim of this report was to discuss the diagnostic process and treatment of very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus