Late-Onset Mental Disorders
The association between certain
diseases and particular periods of life has been studied since the
19th century, yet attempts to delineate categories of mental
disorder unique to old age have floundered over the decades, and
the debate continues unabated.
After an historical overview, this
book looks at differences between early-onset and late-onset
disorders. Is there anything special about old-age depression? Are
there any atypical features of late-onset schizophrenia? Besides
questions concerning depression, dementia and psychosis, the book
looks at sleep disturbances in the elderly, anxiety, use of
anti-dementia drugs, anti-depressants and neuroleptics in old age,
and psychological processes.
It will be of particular interest to
old age psychiatrists, liaison psychiatrists, epidemiologists,
university lecturers and medical historians.
1. Late-onset mental
disorders: a conceptual history. - G. E. Berrios
2. Epidemiology of mental
disorders in old age .- H. Helmchen, M. Linden, F. M.
Reischies and T. Wernicke
aspects of late-onset mental disorders: cognitive speed and
diagnosis of dementia. - Ulrich M.
4. Late-onset depression:
long-term course and outcome. - J. Angst
5. Delusional (psychotic)
depression in the elderly. - Robert C. Baldwin
schizophrenia .- Laura. L. Symonds and Dilip V.
schizoaffective disorders. - Andreas Marneros
8. Dysthymia, somatisation
disorder and generalisedanxiety in the elderly. - Dan.
9. Sleep and sleep
disturbances in the elderly. - Ulrich Voderholzer and
features of dementia. - Alistair Burns
11. Brain imaging in
late-onset mental disorders: testing hypotheses. - G. D.
12. Treatment of
late-onset mental disorder with antidepressants and
neuroleptics. - H.-J.
13. Antidementia drugs. -
H.-J. Gertz and H. Wolf