Mood Disorders in Later Life
Mood Disorders in Later Life examines the spectrum of mood disorders in older adults, focusing on major and nonmajor depressive disorders, bipolar disorder (manic and depressive phases), depression with psychotic features, and vascular depression. In depth discussions of diagnosis and treatment options including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and ECT will help clinicians improve treatment outcomes in their elderly patients.
This Second Edition, an update and expansion of the 2003 Depression in Later Life, includes many additional topics including discussion of the epidemiology of late life mood disorders, the diagnosis and treatment of late life bipolar disorder, use of non-ECT neurotherapeutic approaches, and the importance of open access to the full range of treatments.
This comprehensive, single-source reference is ideal for all psychiatrists, neurologists, and primary care physicians and advanced practice nurses treating older adults.
Additional topics include:
- overcoming barriers to treatment
- cross-cultural issues
- the neurobiology of late life mood disorders
- medical comorbidity
- drug interactions
- prevention of later life suicide
- maintenance therapies
01 Kennedy, Lawrence, Davidoff, Ellison---Diagnosing Depression in Later Life
02 Lavretsky, Lyness----Geriatric Non-Major Depressive Syndromes
03 Kohn – Epidemiology---Kohn, Gum, King-Kallimanis-The Epidemiology of Major Depression in Geriatric Populations
04 Forester, Jordan---Bipolar Disorder in Later Life
05 Kyomen—Barriers to the Safe and Effective Treatment of Mood Disorders
06 Verma, Silverman---Economic Burden of Late Life Depression: Cost of Illness, Cost of Treatment, and Cost of Control Policies
07 Bharucha-- Late Life Suicide
08 Maletic – Neurobiological Aspects of Late Life Mood Disorders
09 Ujkaj, Davidoff---The Interface between Depression and Dementia
10 Kelly, Alexopoulas---The Vascular Depression Concept and Its Implications
11 Harnett, Pies---Mood Disorders and Medical Illness in the Elderly
12 Ward---Substance Use Disorders and Late Life Depression
13 Colemon, Ahmed---Barriers to Psychiatric Treatment for the Geriatric Patient: Cultural Issues
14 Moutier, Zisook---Bereavement In Later Life
15 Ellison, Siuriogiu, Salzman----Pharmacotherapy of Late Life Depression-Evidence Based Recommendations
16 Seiner, Burke---Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurotherapeutic Treatments for Late Life Depression: Evidence Based Recommendations
17 Antognini, Liptzin---Psychotherapy for Late Life Mood Disorders
18 Mcgahee, Morris-Smith, Kyomen----Barriers to Treatment
19 Reynolds, Kmiec, Gildengers, Young, Reynolds---Late-Life Depression and Bipolar Disorders, Facts Affecting Long-Term Prognosis and Maintenance Treatment Outcomes
"This text provides an excellent overview of mood disorders during older adulthood.[...] Overall this text is quite relevant and contains current, accurate, and much-needed information for the practitioner."
Meredith T. Flood PhD, CNS-BC - University of North Carolina College of Health and Human Services, Charlotte (PsychiatricTimes.com, 31 August 2009)