Bipolar Disorder in Later Life

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Martha Sajatovic, Frederic C. Blow
JHU Press, 2007 - Medical - 257 pages
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This comprehensive volume is the first to offer guidance to clinicians and researchers treating or studying bipolar disorder in older adults. Growing numbers of elderly people are affected by this serious mental illness.

Presenting the most recent information, experts in the fields of bipolar disorder, geriatrics, and mental health services research cover late-life bipolar disorder in four major domains: epidemiology and assessment, treatment, complexity and comorbidity, and specialized care delivery. Revealing the effect of the aging process on the disease, they address diagnosis patterns over the life course, rating scales of assessment, pharmacologic and psychological therapies, adherence to treatment, effects of cultural factors, assessing the quality of care, and legal and ethical issues.

An important tool for clinicians, this book will serve as a springboard for further research into this complex disorder.

-- Grace Wong
  

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Contents

Epidemiology of Bipolar Disorder in Later Life
3
Comprehensive Assessment of Persons with Bipolar Disorder in LongTerm
27
TREATMENT
53
BiologicalTreatments of Bipolar Disorder in Later Life
71
A LifeCourse Perspective
119
Substance Abuse among Older Adults with Bipolar Disorder
143
STEPHEN T CHERMACK JOHN M WRYOBECK AND FREDERIC C BLOW
162
Cultural Issues in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
182
Quality of Care
195
EvidenceBased Medicine and the Treatment of Older Adults
220
Legal and Ethical Issues in Bipolar Disorder Research Involving
234
Index
251
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About the author (2007)

Martha Sajatovic, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D., is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan.

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