Studies on the delusion of jealousy are scanty, especially in the elderly population.
This study is a retrospective case note study investigating the prevalence of delusions of jealousy in an elderly psychiatric population in Hong Kong.
A total of 349 patients were surveyed and five had delusions of jealousy.
This gives an overall prevalence of 1.4%, which shows that delusions of jealousy in the elderly are more common than one would expect.
There is a predominance among female patients, and the most common psychiatric diagnosis of these patients is delusional disorder. (J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 1995 ; 8 : 49-51).
Mots-clés Pascal : Délire, Jalousie, Hong Kong, Asie, Prévalence, Trouble psychiatrique, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Delusion, Jealousy, Hong Kong, Asia, Prevalence, Mental disorder, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0166546
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 09/06/1995.