J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2009 Jun;13(1):11-18.

Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Daejeon Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Kyunghee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. paikjw@khu.ac.kr

Abstract

Growing body of evidence has suggested that bipolar disorder in the elderly is important issue of mental health care. While older bipolar patients show different clinical features and response to treatment compared to younger patients, there are few studies focused on the older bipolar patients. Authors reviewed clinical features and treatment issues for bipolar disorder in the elderly.

Keyword

Bipolar disorder; Elderly; Mood disorder; Therapeutics
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