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Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly

Molly Shores, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
University of Washington

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Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Describe the criteria for diagnosis of bipolar disorder and differential diagnosis.
  • Discuss the longitudinal course of bipolar disorder and its unique aspects in the elderly.
  • List the major pharmacologic treatment options for mania and for bipolar depression.

[From the Spring 2013 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the Geriatric Education Centers]

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