Schizophrenia and Aging

NPR's Wendy Schmelzer reports on the relationship between schizophrenia and aging. Researchers are paying particular attention to "late onset schizophrenia," which occurs after age 45. But they also are studying how the aging process affects people who develop the disease earlier in life. Healthcare providers are concerned about how to provide adequate medical attention to people with schizophrenia, as the overall population ages.



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