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Late onset psychosis

Ian Brockington
It has been known since the eighteenth century that postpartum psychoses can begin several weeks after childbirth, not during the first fortnight. There are almost 400 non-organic episodes in the literature, starting more than 3 weeks after the birth; some of them are recurrent. The distinction of this disorder from early onset puerperal psychosis is supported by the distribution of onsets (which shows a steep fall after 14-15 days), survey data and the association with later pregnancies, not the first. Marcé believed that these late onsets were related to the resumption of menstruation...
October 6, 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
J Lally, O Ajnakina, M Di Forti, A Trotta, A Demjaha, A Kolliakou, V Mondelli, T Reis Marques, C Pariante, P Dazzan, S S Shergil, O D Howes, A S David, J H MacCabe, F Gaughran, R M Murray
BACKGROUND: Clozapine remains the only evidence-based antipsychotic for treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS). The ability to predict which patients with their first onset of schizophrenia would subsequently meet criteria for treatment resistance (TR) could help to diminish the severe functional disability which may ensue if TR is not recognized and correctly treated. METHOD: This is a 5-year longitudinal assessment of clinical outcomes in a cohort of 246 first-episode schizophrenia spectrum patients recruited as part of the NIHR Genetics and Psychosis (GAP) study conducted in South London from 2005 to 2010...
September 8, 2016: Psychological Medicine
David S Lynch, Nicholas W Wood, Henry Houlden
Lafora disease (LD) is an autosomal recessive form of progressive myoclonic epilepsy that is caused by mutations in EPM2A, encoding laforin, and NHLRC1 (EPM2B), encoding malin.(1) LD is classically described with onset in early teenage years. Patients develop myoclonus, epilepsy, visual hallucinations, and psychosis. Dementia is a prominent feature and often occurs in the late teenage years. LD typically progresses quickly, and patients become bedridden and dependent within 10 years of symptom onset, with life expectancy in the early 20s...
October 2016: Neurology. Genetics
Garima Shukla, Priya Agarwal, Rajesh Sagar, Mamta Sood, Aditya Gupta, Ashish Suri, Ajay Garg
Surgery is an established and increasingly utilized treatment option in medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy. Many psychiatric problems are known to complicate in the postoperative period. Most studies have a follow-up period of less than 24 months. We report the cases of three patients who developed severe psychiatric problems in the late postoperative period after successful temporal lobectomy for refractory epilepsy - Psychosis, major depression with psychosis, and severe anxiety disorder, respectively...
July 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Jaiganesh Selvapandian Thamizh, Vikas Menon, Nivedhitha Selvakumar, Ravi Philip Rajkumar
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October 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Chun Chiang Sin Fai Lam, Suzanne J Reeves, Robert Stewart, Robert Howard
Aims and method Electronic patient records were used to investigate the level of engagement and treatment that patients with very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis (VLOSLP) had with mental health services. Results Of 131 patients assessed and diagnosed, 63 (48%) were taking antipsychotic treatment at 3 months, 46 (35%) at 6 months and 36 (27%) at 12 months. At discharge from mental health services, 54% of patients had failed to engage with services or became lost to follow-up, 18% had engaged with services but were not taking antipsychotic medication and only 28% were taking treatment...
August 2016: BJPsych Bulletin
Yaroslau Compta, Oscar Ramos-Campoy, Oriol Grau-Rivera, Martí Colom-Cadena, Jordi Clarimón, María José Martí, Ellen Gelpi
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a low-prevalence atypical parkinsonism with underlying 4R-tauopathy and a growing number of clinical phenotypes, making its differential diagnosis from other conditions such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and corticobasal degeneration particularly challenging (1,2). Neuronal intermediate filament inclusion disease (NIFID), a sporadic alpha-internexin and fused-in-sarcoma (FUS) proteinopathy, is an even rarer condition with few cases published worldwide. It is most often diagnosed at autopsy, again due to a remarkable clinical heterogeneity ranging from young-onset frontotemporal dementia to PSP-lookalike parkinsonism, among other phenotypes (3-6)...
August 4, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
Cora J Kerssens, Welmoed A Krudop, Niels D Prins, Bart N M van Berckel, Annemieke Rozemuller, William W Seeley, Philip Scheltens, Max L Stek, Yolande A L Pijnenburg
Recently, the diagnostic criteria for the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia were revised. Although these criteria offer a relatively high sensitivity, their specificity is yet unknown. We describe a 54-year-old woman fulfilling criteria for both late-onset schizophrenia and probable behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Following an initial presentation with psychosis, she developed progressive apathy, compulsiveness, and executive dysfunction. Moreover, bilateral frontotemporal hypometabolism was seen on [(18)F]fludeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography...
June 2016: Neurocase
Előd Ernő Nagy, Attila Rácz, Edit Urbán, Gabriella Terhes, Timea Berki, Emőke Horváth, Anca M Georgescu, Iringó E Zaharia-Kézdi
The identification and distinction of the pathological conditions underlying acute psychosis are often challenging. We present the case of a 35-year-old ranger who had no history of acute or chronic infectious disease or any previous neuropsychiatric symptoms. He arrived at the Psychiatry Clinic and was admitted as an emergency case, displaying bizarre behavior, hallucinations, paranoid ideation, and delusional faults. These symptoms had first appeared 7 days earlier. An objective examination revealed abnormalities of behavior, anxiety, visual hallucinations, choreiform, and tic-like facial movements...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Beatrice Roiter, Giorgio Pigato, Giulio Perugi
Age of onset can have a significant impact on clinical course and pathophysiological mechanism of bipolar disorder. Late-onset bipolar episodes are more likely linked to medical illnesses and so are frequently classified as "secondary" forms of mood disorder. We discuss the case of a patient who at the age of 58 presented his first delusional-manic episode. He also had mild frontal and occipital cortical atrophy, white matter posterior ischemic lesions, and small basal ganglia calcifications. Seven years later, he presented a second manic episode with new emergent hyperkinetic choreiform symptoms...
2016: Case Reports in Psychiatry
L Souaiby, R Gaillard, M-O Krebs
INTRODUCTION: Prognosis of schizophrenia has not significantly improved despite extensive research. There is often a relatively long delay between onset of symptoms and treatment initiation. Lately, duration of untreated psychosis (DUP), the time between the onset of psychosis and initiation of treatment, has been one of the most studied variables in patients presenting for a first psychotic episode in order to evaluate the impact of early intervention on the prognosis of schizophrenia...
August 2016: L'Encéphale
Saskia van Liempt, Annemiek Dols, Sigfried Schouws, Max L Stek, Paul D Meesters
OBJECTIVE: Preserved social functioning is of utmost importance for older individuals living in the community to maintain independency. However, in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, it remains unclear which factors influence social functioning in later life. METHODS: In a catchment area-based study in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 120 older (>60 years) community-living patients with schizophrenia (n = 73) and with bipolar disorder (n = 47) were included...
April 27, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
V Bozikas, E Parlapani
The recovery movement differentiated clinical, which is related to disorder's symptoms, from personal recovery, which is outlined by a subjectively defined wellness state, characterised by hope and self-management. Schizophrenia research has long focused on risk factors and symptoms. The recovery movement triggered a focus shift from psychopathology towards better adjustment and growth despite living with schizophrenia. The recovery movement flourished parallel with positive psychology, the scientific study of ordinary human strengths and virtues investigating human motives and potentials...
January 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
Chaozer Er, Ashish Anil Sule
Radioiodine treatment-induced hypothyroid psychosis is uncommon. Our literature search shows only three cases of hypothyroid psychosis developed within 3 months after the radioiodine treatment. Our case represents the first case of radioiodine-induced hypothyroidism presenting as psychosis much later (14 years) after the radioiodine treatment. A 60-year-old Chinese lady, with long-standing primary hypothyroidism due to the radioiodine treatment performed 14 years ago, presented with a 1-week history of hallucination, delusion and agitation...
April 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Rebecca C Hanna, Alexandra Shalvoy, C Munro Cullum, Elena I Ivleva, Matcheri Keshavan, Godfrey Pearlson, S Kristian Hill, John A Sweeney, Carol A Tamminga, Subroto Ghose
Prior cannabis use, compared to nonuse, is reported to be associated with less cognitive impairment in schizophrenia. The age of cannabis use and the persistent influence of cannabis use on cognitive function has not been examined across the psychosis dimension. Ninety-seven volunteers with psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, or bipolar psychosis) and 64 controls were recruited at the Dallas site of the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes consortium. Cannabis use history obtained in a semi-structured manner was used to categorize subjects into nonusers, adolescent-onset users, and late-onset users...
November 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
Chintan Shah, Mary Ann A DeMichele-Sweet, Robert A Sweet
Psychotic symptoms, comprised of delusions and hallucinations, occur in about half of individuals with Alzheimer disease (AD with psychosis, AD+P). These individuals have greater agitation, aggression, depression, functional impairment, and mortality than individuals without psychosis (AD-P). Although the exact etiopathogenesis of AD+P is unclear, the rapidly developing field of genomics continues to expand our understanding of this disease. Several independent studies have demonstrated familial aggregation and heritability of AD+P...
January 12, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
A Maubert, C Hanon, F Sedel
INTRODUCTION: Niemann-Pick type C disease (NPC) is a rare genetic disease with an extremely heterogeneous clinical presentation. The adult form of this disease is usually expressed with neurological symptoms; however, non-specific psychiatric disorders are often associated. This article presents a retrospective study on a cohort of NPC patients diagnosed in France with the objectives of researching the presence of psychiatric disorders and qualifying these disorders. METHODS: After carrying out a research within hospital records, a questionnaire was sent to patients or their relatives and their doctors...
June 2016: L'Encéphale
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Reports an error in "Chronic adolescent marijuana use as a risk factor for physical and mental health problems in young adult men" by Jordan Bechtold, Theresa Simpson, Helene R. White and Dustin Pardini (Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2015[Sep], Vol 29[3], 552-563). For the article, planned analyses using a Wald joint significance test examined whether four adolescent marijuana use trajectory groups differed on self-reported physical and mental health outcomes assessed at age 36. This omnibus test indicated that the groups did not significantly differ in terms of their probability of reporting targeted health problems...
December 2015: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
Lisa Buchy, Larry J Seidman, Kristin S Cadenhead, Tyrone D Cannon, Barbara A Cornblatt, Thomas H McGlashan, Diana O Perkins, William Stone, Ming T Tsuang, Elaine F Walker, Scott W Woods, Carrie E Bearden, Daniel H Mathalon, Jean Addington
Among people with psychosis, those with a history of cannabis use show better cognitive performance than those who are cannabis naïve. It is unknown whether this pattern is present in youth at clinical high risk (CHR) of psychosis. We evaluated relationships between IQ and cannabis use while controlling for use of other substances known to impact cognition in 678 CHR and 263 healthy control (HC) participants. IQ was estimated using the Vocabulary and Block Design subtests of the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence...
December 30, 2015: Psychiatry Research
Yukihiro Ohno, Saki Shimizu, Kentaro Tokudome, Naofumi Kunisawa, Masashi Sasa
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common, late-onset neurodegenerative disorder that shows progressive extrapyramidal motor disorders (e.g., bradykinesia, resting tremors, muscle rigidity and postural instability) and various non-motor symptoms (e.g., cognitive impairment, mood disorders, autonomic dysfunction and sleep disorders). While dopaminergic agents such as L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) and dopamine D2 agonists are widely used for the treatment of PD, there is still high clinical unmet need for novel medications that overcome the limitations of current therapies...
November 2015: Progress in Neurobiology
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