Bipolar Disorder in Later Life

Bipolar Disorder in Later Life

by Martha Sajatovic
     
 

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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

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Overview

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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Bipolar Disorder in Later Life... is timely, both for the information that it provides as well as highlighting the information that we lack.

Age and Ageing
A comprehensive, consistent and integrated perspective.

— Joaquim Cerejeira, Elizabeth B. Mukaetova-Ladinska

Care Management Journal
A compilation of the most recent information and expert observations available on the subject of bipolar disease and is a must for every clinician and researcher interested in any aspect of this complex disorder in the elderly.

— Blanca Sckell

Ageing and Society
This book is most relevant to those with a background or interest in psychiatry and it contains some useful references for medical students and others who are undertaking research in the area.

— Grace Wong

Journal of Long Term Home Health Care
Anyone, whether a medical professional or not, who is interested in late-life bipolar disorder can find guidance and information in this book.

— Blanca Sckell, MD, MPH

New England Journal of Medicine
This excellent book is so timely and relevant. The editors have succeeded in gathering a group of distinguished psychiatrists, gerontologists, and public health experts who precisely summarize current knowledge and unmet needs in the area of bipolar disorder in older patients.

— Eduard Vieta, M.D., Ph.D.

JAMA

A comprehensive and useful text on the various aspects of bipolar disorders in older patients... A useful addition for clinicians in medicine and psychiatry who care for geriatric patients and for psychiatrists with a keen interest in bipolar disorders in general.

International Psychogeriatrics
A good synopsis... The book is well written, concise, easy to read and illustrated by 'real-life cases' in some chapters.

— Ksenija Marjanovic-Deverill

Psychiatric Services

An exceptionally well-written thorough review of this emerging focus of research. Both clinicians and academicians will find it to be a necessary and useful work in its own right, and we hope that it leads to continued advances in the field.

New England Journal of Medicine - Eduard Vieta

This excellent book is so timely and relevant. The editors have succeeded in gathering a group of distinguished psychiatrists, gerontologists, and public health experts who precisely summarize current knowledge and unmet needs in the area of bipolar disorder in older patients.

International Psychogeriatrics - Ksenija Marjanovic-Deverill

A good synopsis... The book is well written, concise, easy to read and illustrated by 'real-life cases' in some chapters.

Age and Ageing - Joaquim Cerejeira

A comprehensive, consistent and integrated perspective.

Care Management Journal - Blanca Sckell

Anyone, whether a medical professional or not, who is interested in late-life bipolar disorder can find guidance and information in this book.

Ageing and Society - Grace Wong

This book is most relevant to those with a background or interest in psychiatry and it contains some useful references for medical students and others who are undertaking research in the area.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801885815
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/13/2007
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Francis Mark Mondimore

A valuable reference for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who have older individuals under their care.

Francis Mark Mondimore, M.D., author of Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families, Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents, and Depression, the Mood Disease

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