Late onset psychoses

I. Kolvin

British Medical Journal 1972; 3:816-817

With thanks to the British Medical Journal for their support for this project and for giving permission to reproduce this article. The article is also available at

Cite as: 

I. Kolvin, "Late onset psychoses", British Medical Journal, Volume 3, pp. 816-817, (British Medical Journal, September 1972).


Only recently has definitive evidence become available that there is not a "unitary" psychosis of childhood. Infantile psychosis in no way resembles the psychosis of later childhood: there are clear cut and definite differences between the disorders.

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Download adobe Acrobat or click here to download the PDF file.

Click here to download the PDF file.