“Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults”


Pennsylvania Mental Health Issues

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This May 30, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about an ongoing study that is seeing indicators

English: Image showing brain areas more active... English: Image showing brain areas more active in controls than in schizophrenia patients during a working memory task during a fMRI study. Two brain slices are shown. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

that dementia is more common among people with schizophrenia then it is in those without a mental illness.  There is a question being raised about whether the higher rate of dementia is due to symptoms of schizophrenia being misinterpreted as being symptoms of dementia.  They are indicating that more research is needed to better understand this issue though.

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