Flemming Mørkeberg Nilsson, Thilde Noe Sørensen &
Diagnosis and treatment of paranoid and schizophrenia-like psychosis in elderly patients
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V03180179
Research supports theories on valid differences between early-onset schizophrenia (EOS), which persists through life, versus late-onset schizophrenia. We differentiate between schizophrenia, late-onset schizophrenia (LOS), very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis (VLOSLP) and paranoid psychosis in the elderly. While LOS may resemble EOS, VLOSLP may resemble neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. In this review, a treatment guideline is proposed.