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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-83

Onset of schizophrenia at 100 years of age


Department of Psychiatry, Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Kumar Gupta
CP-98, Pitampura, Delhi - 110 034
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.124723

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Although generally regarded as a disease of young adults, schizophrenia does occur in older ages. Doubts have been raised about the validity of diagnosing schizophrenia in very old age. We have described herein a rare and unique case of a woman who had onset of "schizophrenia" as per ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR criteria at the age of 100 years. We have discussed about the validity of diagnosing schizophrenia in older age.



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