Treatment of bipolar disorder in older adults.

  title={Treatment of bipolar disorder in older adults.},
  author={Martha Sajatovic},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={17 9},
BACKGROUND It has been reported that 10% of all patients with bipolar disorder develop their illness after the age of 50, with bipolar disorder accounting for 5-19% of mood disorder presentations in the elderly. There has been a growing awareness regarding the manifestation of bipolar disorder among older adults due to both changes in national demographics, and developing sophistication in the treatment of bipolar illness. A persistent problem in our understanding of management of late life… CONTINUE READING

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