Introduction

In this chapter we consider some of the commonly asked questions about mood disorders in later life. Is depression in later life a syndrome with its own characteristic symptoms and distinct risk factors? Is it more common in older people? Is there an aetiological link between late-life depression and cerebral changes and, if so, is there an increased risk of later dementia? Is it more difficult to diagnose and treat and, once treated, is the outcome good, bad, or indifferent? The emphasis will be on depression, but bipolar disorder and mania will also be touched upon.

Understanding And Treating Bipolar Disorders

Understanding And Treating Bipolar Disorders

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