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mood

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

Syn: affect (n). The subjective feelings or emotional state of an individual, e.g., happy or sad. An individual's mood can profoundly influence sensory perception, intellectual function,...

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Mood disorders

Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion.

in Old Age Psychiatry

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 7647 words.

Mood disorders—an overview - Diagnosing depression - Depression—epidemiology - Special presentations of depression in older people: 1, Pseudodementia - Special presentations of depression in...

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Late-Life Mood Disorders

Edited by Helen Lavretsky, Martha Sajatovic and Charles Reynolds III.

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 792 pages.

This resource contains a comprehensive review of the current research advances in late life mood disorders. This detailed review reflects the new understanding of neurobiology and...

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Epidemiology of Late-Life Mood Disorders

Patricia Marino and Jo Anne Sirey.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 6715 words.

The reported rates of late-life mood disorders vary across studies with a number of factors that contribute to the identification and documentation of late-life mood disorders. Factors...

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Research Priorities in Late-Life Mood Disorders

Briony Dow, Xiaoping Lin, Jean Tinney, Betty Harambous and David Ames.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 9676 words.

This chapter presents a summary of research priorities for international researchers in the area of late-life mood disorders. After a brief discussion on important issues that underlie...

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Functional Neuroimaging in Late-Life Mood Disorders

Meenal J. Patel, Howard J. Aizenstein and Gwenn S. Smith.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12212 words.

Structural and functional neuroimaging modalities have identified changes in neural circuitries in patients with mood disorders in late-life, including major depression and bipolar...

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Structural Neuroimaging in Late-Life Mood Disorders

Sean J. Colloby and John T. O’Brien.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 8180 words.

Affective disorder research has mainly focused on studying many of the structures implicated within the limbic–cortical–striatal–pallidal–thalamic circuit. This chapter concentrates on...

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Public Health Burden of Late-Life Mood Disorders

Mijung Park and Jürgen Unützer.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12538 words.

This chapter reviews the public health burden associated with late-life mood disorders. Mood disorders cause substantial distress for affected individuals, their families, and larger...

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Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Late-Life Mood Disorders

William M. McDonald and Arshya Vahabzadeh.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 18031 words.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is recognized as one of the most effective treatments for severe mood disorders. Increasingly, ECT has been used in the treatment of elderly mood disorders...

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A National Institute of Mental Health Perspective on Geriatric Mood Disorder Research

Jovier D. Evans and George Niederehe.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 8987 words.

The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for...

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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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Late-Onset Mood Disorders

Roger Peele.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 8256 words.

The history of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the history of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) are reviewed including the present status of both as to the...

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Late-Life Mood Disorders and Home-Based Services and Interventions

Kisha N. Bazelais, Yolonda R. Pickett and Martha L. Bruce.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 9140 words.

Compared to ambulatory older adults, homebound seniors have exceptionally high rate of depression but poorer access to mental health care. In well-defined homebound populations, the...

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Late-Life Psychosis

LalithKumar K. Solai.

in Geriatric Psychiatry

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 3958 words.

Chapter 11 explores the presentation and treatment of psychosis in the elderly, and discusses the common causes of psychosis in elderly, including delirium, medication side effects, medical...

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The experience of depression

Judith Boast.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 1554 words.

This is a personal account of an episode of depression at the age of 71. The author discusses the symptoms of low mood, loss of confidence and sleep disturbance. She discusses how the...

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Geriatric Psychiatry in Long-Term Care

Ann Zachariah.

in Geriatric Psychiatry

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 5226 words.

Chapter 15 examines long-term care (LTC), its various forms, treatments, and demographics, and how in the elderly the most common needs for LTC are precipitated by medical illness requiring...

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Hello, I’m me! Living well with dementia

Brian Hennell.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 3054 words.

This chapter is a personal account by a husband and wife, describing the early symptoms of his dementia. From about the age of 67, there were changes in his memory, mood and behaviour and...

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Manic syndromes in old age

Akshya Vasudev.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 8459 words.

Manic syndromes in the elderly are different from those seen in the younger bipolar population. They are a heterogenous group but can probably be divided into two main groups based on age...

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The Role of Neuropsychological Examination

Martin Steinberg, Antonio N. Puente and Cynthia A. Munro.

in Cognitive Impairment and Depression in Older Patients

August 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry. 5035 words.

Changes in mood and/or cognition are common complaints in the elderly population. This chapter uses case studies to illustrate insights to make clinical assessment more efficient. These...

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Medical Conditions That May Cause Cognitive Impairment and Depression

Kanwal Awan and Martin Steinberg.

in Cognitive Impairment and Depression in Older Patients

August 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry. 4067 words.

Ruling out medical conditions that can cause depression or cognitive impairment is essential in effectively caring for elderly patients. Case examples illustrate how these may present....

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The Office Assessment of Depression and Cognitive Impairment

Martin Steinberg and Paul B. Rosenberg.

in Cognitive Impairment and Depression in Older Patients

August 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry. 7682 words.

Changes in mood and/or cognition are common complaints in the elderly population. This chapter uses case studies to illustrate insights to make clinical assessment more efficient. These...

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