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Anxious Depression

Andrew J. Petkus, Eric J. Lenze and Julie Loebach Wetherell.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12418 words.

The majority of depressed older adults also suffer from clinically significant symptoms of anxiety. In this chapter we describe the prevalence rates of co-occurring depression and anxiety...

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Bereavement and Complicated Grief in Older Adults

M. Katherine Shear, Angela Ghesquiere and Michael Katzke.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 10734 words.

Bereavement is one of the most common experiences of aging. Losing a loved one at any age is widely understood as one of life’s most painful and disruptive experiences. About 75% of the 2.5...

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Bidirectional Relationships Between Sleep, Insomnia, and Depression

Chiara Baglioni, Mathias Berger and Dieter Riemann.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 8388 words.

The close relationship between sleep disturbances and depression has been known for a long time. The existing database shows that a combination of disturbances in sleep continuity, sleep...

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Bipolar Disorder

Robert C. Young and Nahla A. Mahgoub.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 16350 words.

Older adults with bipolar (BP) disorder present a heterogeneous group of patients who have diverse clinical characteristics and comorbidities, and presumably differing pathophysiology and...

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The Challenge of Suicide Prevention in Later Life

Yeates Conwell and Alisa O’Riley.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 8362 words.

As the world’s population of older adults increases, deaths by suicide in late life will become an increasing public health problem. In this chapter, our objectives are threefold. First, we...

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Clinical Prediction Models

Wesley K. Thompson, Ji-in Choi and Stewart Anderson.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 7142 words.

Clinical trials of mood disorders in late-life frequently use time to the occurrence of an event as the primary study outcome. In recent years, it has become common to collect additional...

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Cognitive Biomarkers in Depression

Oliver J. Robinson and Barbara J. Sahakian.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 14035 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the altered cognitive performance in depression and discusses how measuring this impairment using neurocognitive tasks can reveal cognitive biomarkers....

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Comorbid Neurological Illness

Dylan Wint and Jeffrey Cummings.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12955 words.

Cerebrovascular disease, movement disorders, epilepsy, and other neurological diseases disproportionately affect the elderly. Prevalence rates of mood disorders, particularly depression,...

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Comorbid Pain Disorders

Jordan F. Karp and Jonathan McGovern.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 10996 words.

Painful conditions in late life are frequent and often comorbid with affective disorders, anxiety, and insomnia. Psychiatrists and geriatric mental health clinicians must be familiar with...

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches for Treatment and Prevention of Late-Life Mood Disorders

David Merrill, Martha Payne and Helen Lavretsky.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 9495 words.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches for treatment of late-life mood disorders are reviewed and discussed. Widespread use of CAM therapies by the aging population...

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