Mood rating scales and the psychopathology of mania in old age: Selected applications and findings Chapter uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Antimanic Agents
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Valproic Acid


  • Clinical research on bipolar disorder in later life has been relatively limited. However, increasing professional and lay recognition of the clinical challenges and public health importance of bipolar disorder in elderly persons has markedly raised the priority and resources assigned to such research, including controlled treatment trials. Appropriate psychometrically validated assessment instruments are essential to progress in this area. Several instruments for rating affective psychopathology in bipolar mania and related disorders are available, but the clinical evidence base derived from the use of these instruments for older persons remains sparse. © 2007 by The Johns Hopkins University Press. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • December 2007



  • Book Chapter

Additional Document Info

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  • 17

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  • 26