« Postpsychotic depression » and residual schizophrenia in a mental health hospital

M. C. Mauri, V. Laini, R. Barone, A. Clemente, L. S. Volonteri, G. Cerveri, C. Steinhilber, M. Fornier

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Abstract

Fourty three patients, mean age 55.20 ± 9.27 SD, affected by Schizophrenia Residual Type (DSM IV, RDC criteria) and treated with neuroleptic drugs for a mean of 25.42 years (± 4.12 SD) were included into the study. Clinical evaluation was cross-sectional assessed by BPRScale, SAPS, SANS, HRS-D, EPSE. ACS and MMSE. Seventy percent of patients presented a « postpsychotic depression » (42%, mild; 16%, moderate and 12% serious). « Postpsychotic depression » does not seem to be influenced by neuroleptics, but it seems to be a component of residual schizophrenia in patients with a long lasting permanence in a mental hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalEncephale
Volume26
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Chronicity
  • Neuroleptic treatments
  • Postpsychotic depression
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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