Prevalence and symptomatology of catatonia in elderly patients referred to a consultation-liaison psychiatry service.

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Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, ISSN: 1440-1665, Vol: 24, Issue: 2, Page: 164-7

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
https://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3622
PMID:
26400451
DOI:
10.1177/1039856215604998
Author(s):
Kaelle, Jacqueline; Abujam, Anju; Ediriweera, Harsha; Macfarlane, Matthew D
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications
Tags:
Medicine; Medicine and Health Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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article description
To determine the prevalence and clinical correlations of catatonia in patients aged over 65 years who are referred to a consultation-liaison service within a regional area of Australia. Additionally, to examine if the use of standardised screening tools is likely to change the rate of diagnosis of catatonia within the consultation-liaison service.