Bipolar Disorder in Older Age Patients

  • Susan W. Lehmann
  • Brent P. Forester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nicole Leistikow, Susan W. Lehmann
    Pages 1-19
  3. Annemiek Dols, Peijun Chen, Rayan K. Al Jurdi, Martha Sajatovic
    Pages 21-41
  4. Eulogio Eclarinal, Olusola Ajilore
    Pages 43-56
  5. Annemiek Dols, Megan Y. S. Chan, Kenneth Shulman
    Pages 57-81
  6. Chaya Bhuvaneswaran, Rita Hargrave, E. Sherwood Brown
    Pages 83-105
  7. Sara Weisenbach, Danielle Carns
    Pages 107-126
  8. Soham Rej
    Pages 127-149
  9. Adriana P. Hermida, Oliver M. Glass
    Pages 151-167
  10. Maria Cristina Poscablo-Stein, Adriana P. Hermida
    Pages 191-212
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 231-238

About this book


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 are explained; 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 coverage includes 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 anticipated research 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 psychiat
rist working with older patients with bipolar disorder.


Bipolar Disorders in Older Patients Geriatric Bipolar Disorder Geriatric Depression Manic-depressive illness Pychopharmacotherapy in Bipolar Disorder late-onset Bipolar Depression

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan W. Lehmann
    • 1
  • Brent P. Forester
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBALTIMOREUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryMcLean Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBelmontUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48910-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48912-4
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