14. Treatment for Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults

  1. Hagop S. Akiskal2 and
  2. Mauricio Tohen3,4
  1. Kenneth I. Shulman Faculty of Medicine

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470017953.ch14

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

How to Cite

Shulman, K. I. (2005) Treatment for Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults, in Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient (eds H. S. Akiskal and M. Tohen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470017953.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Mood Center, Department of Psychiatry at the University of San Diego and Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. (116-A), San Diego, CA 92161, USA

  2. 3

    McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA

  3. 4

    Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly & Co, 525 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 11 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470856079

Online ISBN: 9780470017951

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Keywords:

  • bipolar disorder in older adults;
  • cerebral organic factors;
  • disinhibition syndrome;
  • cerebrovascular disease;
  • lithium-induced hypothyroidism;
  • anticholinergic effects;
  • genetic loading

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classification Issues and Subtypes

  • Determinants of Bipolarity in Old Age

  • General Principles of Pharmacologic Management in Old Age

  • Mood Stabilizers in Elderly Bipolars

  • References