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By Susan W. Lehmann, Brent P. Forester

This booklet presents a accomplished yet useful knowing of the scientific method of comparing and taking care of older individuals with bipolar affliction. facets of getting older that effect the analysis, medical direction, and administration of bipolar affliction are defined; specifically, awareness is attracted to the results of comorbidities and scientific complexity for the psychiatric care of older people with the illness. nevertheless, similarities to therapy in more youthful sufferers also are pointed out. The assurance comprises thorough overview of present learn within the box. medical case vignettes are used all through to spotlight functional issues, and every bankruptcy comprises “clinical pearls” that summarize key issues for the clinician. The booklet closes by means of reading expected study instructions and the long run wishes of this sufferer inhabitants.
Bipolar disease in Older Age Patients can be a fantastic replace for the working towards group or geriatric psychiatrist operating with older sufferers with bipolar disorder.

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Etiological factors for bipolar disorder (BD) are not clearly explicated, indeed some researchers have noted that its treatment advanced as a result of serendipitous discovery as opposed to understood pathophysiology [6], though it appears environmental and hereditary factors are important players in its development [4]. Despite the prevalence of the disorder, BD in midlife remains widely misdiagnosed, with a gap of 5–10 years between onset and accurate diagnosis with consequence of delayed appropriate treatment [7].

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