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Mood disorders

Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion

in Old Age Psychiatry

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199216529
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725906 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199216529.003.0004

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Mood disorders

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Mood disorders—an overview - Diagnosing depression - Depression—epidemiology - Special presentations of depression in older people: 1, Pseudodementia - Special presentations of depression in older people: 2, Hypochondriasis - Special presentations of depression in older people: 3, Severe retardation - Suicide in older people - Managing an older person after an overdose - Aetiology of depression in older people: 1, Biological factors - Aetiology of depression in older people: 2, Psychological and social factors - Management of depression among older people–drug treatment - Drug treatment of depression—alternatives to SSRIs - Drug treatment—second line - ECT - Psychological treatment of depression - Managing the recently bereaved - Managing depression in frail older people - Depression rating scales - GDS-15 - Mania and bipolar illness - Managing mania and bipolar illness - Drugs for mania

Chapter.  7647 words. 

Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry

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