93. Acute Mania and Bipolar Affective Disorder

  1. Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh3,
  2. Cornelius Katona4 and
  3. Anand Kumar5
  1. M. Sajatovic1,
  2. N. Herrmann2 and
  3. K. I. Shulman2

Published Online: 13 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669600.ch93

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Sajatovic, M., Herrmann, N. and Shulman, K. I. (2010) Acute Mania and Bipolar Affective Disorder, in Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition (eds M. T. Abou-Saleh, C. Katona and A. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669600.ch93

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Mental Health, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 7-73 Riding House Street, London WIW 7EJ, UK

  3. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois-Chicago, 912 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA

  2. 2

    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747230

Online ISBN: 9780470669600

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Keywords:

  • bipolar disorder;
  • mania;
  • depression;
  • manic-depressive disorder;
  • mood disorder;
  • bipolar treatment;
  • mood stabilizer;
  • Lithium;
  • anticonvulsant;
  • older adults/geriatric

Summary

This review of bipolar disorder in later life will focus on features that are unique to older adults including its late age of onset, long-term clinical course and the high prevalence of comorbidity including cognitive impairment, other psychiatric disorders and neurobiological features. We will attempt to synthesize the determinants of mania in old age and review the implications for assessment and clinical diagnosis before addressing management issues specific to older adults.