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02/07/12 1 Geropsychology and Alzheimer’s Disease Anderson D. Smith Regents Professor of Psychology, and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs [email protected] Psychology 2230
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02/07/12 2 Serious Psychological Distress 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Percent 18-44 45-64 65+ Total Men Women CDC (2003)
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02/07/12 3 Today’s lecture Differences in psychopathologies of older adults Pseudodementia Delirium Elder abuse Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia
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02/07/12 4 Axis I disorders as observed in older adults Category Description Example Variation in older adults Mood disorders Disturbance Major depression Depression may appear as of mood Bipolar disorder cognitive complaints or social Dysthymia isolation; Bipolar disorders may appear with hostility and paranoia Anxiety disorder Intense anxiety Generalized anxiety; Changes in health and worry, or disorder; panic physical symptoms and apprehension disorder; phobia; health interact with obsessive- symptoms of anxiety compulsive disorder; post-traumatic stress
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02/07/12 5 Category Description Example Variation in older adults Schizophrenia Psychotic Schizophrenia Shift from positive to negative and other symptoms such Schizoaffective symptoms in older adults; depressive psychotic distortions of Delusional dis. symptoms may coexist with disorders reality and serious symptoms of schizophrenia; poorer impairment in cognition than suggested by age thinking, behavior, affect, and motivation Substance- Use or abuse of Substance Older adults at a higher risk than may related psychoactive dependance; be thought for these disorders. disorders substances substance abuse; substance intoxi- cation. Axis I disorders as observed in older adults
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02/07/12 6 Prevalence of various mental disorders as a function of age 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Prevalence (%) S c h i z o p r e n a A f t v d s M j D y m x u b C g 18-24 yrs 25-44 yrs 45-64 yrs 65 yrs + From Rabins (2002)
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02/07/12 7 Adult Axis I psychopathologies Prevalence of most disorders significantly less in older adults. Mental disorders often have co-mobidities Depression and anxiety disorders twice as likely in women as in men Higher rates of depression associated with older adults in medical settings Depression more likely to have accompanying physical symptoms (insomnia, changes in appetite, diffuse pain, fatigue, headaches, etc. More negative symptoms in schizophrenia (withdrawal, lack of affect, apathy) than positive (hallucinations and delusions)
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02/07/12 8 Late-Onset Late-onset depression Late-onset depression Mild or moderate depression that starts after age 60. Risk factors:
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