First-episode mania in late life. Academic Article uri icon

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  • 130

end page

  • 132

abstract

  • Among 14 elderly patients (mean age = 74.6 years) with first-episode mania who were followed for 3 to 10 years, men had a higher risk of mortality. Compared to 36 elderly patients with multiple episodes of mania, patients with first-episode mania were twice as likely to have a comorbid neurological disorder (71% [N = 10] versus 28% [N = 10]). Mania in the elderly appears to be a heterogeneous disorder.

date/time value

  • January 1994

PubMed Identifier

  • 8267112

volume

  • 151

number

  • 1

keywords

  • Age of Onset
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Central Nervous System Diseases
  • Cohort Studies
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies