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10
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Psychiatry

Senile psychosis

Senile psychosis

senile psychosis psychosis Senile (senile dementia, senile dementia, senile psychosis) - a disease of old age, which is caused by atrophic processes of the brain.Prussic psychosis usually occur between the ages of 60 - 70 years, the incidence of both women and men about the same.

clinical data psychoses are divided into four stages:

- The emergence of delusions

- Intelligent changes

- Deep dementia

- weakness and general insanity

human mental activity in old age is becoming much weaker, it is lacking and disintegrates,that is absolutely normal process, which is peculiar to the body during the aging, but despite this, senile dementia is considered a pathological process.

cause of senile psychosis (and other atrophic processes) of today did not clear, however, the role of heredity is not in doubt, as confirmed cases of "family dementia¬Ľ

Manifestations

in senile psychosis, the patient completely disappearspersonality that was typical of his character;lowered the level of judgme

nt, a person does not acquire new skills, which are not able - or learn, there is fading memory.Also sick person begins to forget the recently acquired experience, and as the disease progresses and the experience that has been accumulated throughout life.The patient begins to remember events that never happened with him, it becomes sparse and terse.Ultimately, there are only basic physical needs.

Against the background of established dementia possibly alternating states of psychotic character (occurrence of delirium, evil or anxiety such as depression, a sense of material damage, jealousy and so forth.).In these patients, there is confusion, combined with diseases of somatic type.

Depression is quite common in patients with prussic psychosis.They last for a fairly long period of time and have an average severity.A person becomes a permanent what - is unhappy, angry, morose, hypochondriacal suffering diseases.By early form hydrocyanic dementia include Alzheimer , which can develop from 45 - 50 years

Treatment

Treat prussic psychosis is quite difficult, so initially appointed symptomatic treatment, which takes into account aspects such as the presence of comorbidities andnature of the flow.

However, we should recognize that at the moment does not exist methods that can relieve dementia.Patients recommended large doses of vitamins (ascorbic acid and B vitamins), glucose and cardiac funds.For relief of the state of excitation and eliminate nervousness, untreated propazin, combined with trioxazine and meprotanom.

in depressive states shows the use of low-dose antidepressants simultaneously with sedatives.Patients with prussic psychosis often very restless and have poor sleep, in such cases being treated with tranquilizers and antipsychotics, providing a hypnotic effect (Phenazepamum, radedorm etc.).

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