Mood Disorders in Later Life, 2nd Edition

  • James E. Ellison, Helen Kyomen, Sumer K. Verma
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This text examines mood disorders in older adults, focusing on major/nonmajor depressive disorders, bipolar disorder (manic and depressive phases), depression with psychotic features, and vascular depression. Discussions of diagnosis and treatment, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and ECT, helps clinicians improve treatment outcomes for patients.

This edition, an update and expansion of Depression in Later Life, covers new topics such as the epidemiology and neurobiology of late life mood disorders, diagnosis/treatment of late life bipolar disorder, non-ECT neurotherapeutic approaches, and open access to treatments.

Additional topics:

• overcoming barriers to treatment
• cross-cultural issues
• medical comorbidity
• drug interactions
• preventing later life suicide
• maintenance therapies

This reference is ideal for psychiatrists, neurologists, primary care physicians, and advanced practice nurses treating older adults.
Uitgavejaar 2008
ISBN 9781420053296
Verschijningsdatum 1 dec. 2008
Omvang 368
Auteur(s) James E. Ellison, Helen Kyomen, Sumer K. Verma
Taal Engels

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