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Late-Life Psychosis

  1. Robert A. Sweet

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0495

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Sweet, R. A. 2010. Late-Life Psychosis. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. University of Pittsburgh and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The most common psychoses to appear in the later years of life are those associated with dementia and major depressive disorder with psychotic features, with delusional disorders being much less common. This article provides an overview of recent advances pertinent to each of these major categories of late-life psychosis.


  • dementia;
  • late-life psychosis;
  • psychosis;
  • psychopathology