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People with psychotic disorders develop dementia at more than twice the rate of those without such disorders do, a new meta-analysis finds. Different psychotic disorders mean a 2.5-fold higher risk for dementia later in life, regardless of the age at which such mental illness develops, according to a review of almost 13 million people in nine countries that was published in Psychological Medicine. People with disorders such as schizophrenia also develop dementia at a younger age. Two studies find that those with psychotic disorders are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia as early as their 60s.
@dev-narayan Being aware of and watchful for symptoms of cognitive decline is advised for patients with psychotic disorders in middle and later life. People with psychotic disorders are also at higher risk for other health issues.