Bipolar disorder in the elderly; different effects of age and of age of onset.

@article{Oostervink2009BipolarDI,
  title={Bipolar disorder in the elderly; different effects of age and of age of onset.},
  author={Frits Oostervink and Maarten M. Boomsma and Willem A. Nolen},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={116 3},
  pages={176-83}
}
BACKGROUND Information about differences between younger and elderly patients with bipolar disorder and between elderly patients with early and late age of onset of illness is limited. METHOD The European Mania in Bipolar Longitudinal Evaluation of Medication (EMBLEM) study was a 2-year prospective, observational study in 3459 bipolar patients on the treatment and outcome of patients with an acute manic or mixed episode. Within this study, elderly patients (>60 years of age; n=475) were… CONTINUE READING