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Older Adults with Bipolar Disorder: Guidelines for Primary Care Providers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Laurie M. Kennedy-Malone (Creator)
Mona M. Shattell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to present evidence-based guide-lines to facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of older adults with symptoms of bipolar disorder. Assessment criteria, diagnostic tools, and interventions to optimize care of older adults with bipolar disorder—with a focus on implications for primary care providers—are described.

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Publication
Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(5), 20-29.
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Diagnosis, Treatment, Bipolar disorder, Nursing, Mental illness, Older adults, Elders