- Explains the aspects of aging that impact the diagnosis, clinical course, and treatment of bipolar disorder
- Describes differences in the illness and its management in the elderly
- Includes clinical case vignettes and “clinical pearls” that will assist the clinician
This book provides a comprehensive but practical understanding of the clinical approach to evaluating and caring for older people with bipolar disorder. Aspects of aging that impact the diagnosis, clinical course, and management of bipolar disorder areexplained; in particular, attention is drawn to the implications of comorbidities and medical complexity for the psychiatric care of older individuals with the disorder. On the other hand, similarities to treatment in younger patients are also identified. The coverageincludes thorough review of current research in the field. Clinical case vignettes are used throughout to highlight practical points, and each chapter includes “clinical pearls” that summarize key points for the clinician. The book closes by examining anticipatedresearch directions and the future needs of this patient population.
Bipolar Disorder in Older Age Patients will be an ideal update for the practicing community or geriatric psychiatrist working with older patients with bipolar disorder.
Susan W. Lehmann, MD Associate ProfessorJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesBaltimore, MD USA
Brent P. Forester, MD, MScChief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MAMedical Director, Behavioral Health Integration, Center for Population Health, Partners Healthcare, Boston, MAAssistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAUSA