This book contains a comprehensive review of the current research advances in late life mood disorders. This detailed review reflects the new understanding of neurobiology and psychosocial origins of geriatric mood disorders in the first decade of the 21st Century and is provided by the international group of leading experts in the field. The review of the latest developments and "gold standards" of care or methodologies in geriatric mood disorders is complemented by the anticipated future directions of research and translation into clinical practice. Our volume targets a broad audience of clinical researchers and clinicians. The content of the book will increase clinicians' and researcher's competency in recent research findings, and broaden their diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives and power of observation that will prepare them to deal with the challenges of finding appropriate effective treatments for older adults with mood disorders. The discussion of the data is presented in a textbook format and can be used for training of students of geriatric mental health.
Individual chapters can be used as references on a particular topic for interested individuals, and obtained online. Clinicians and researchers who are dedicated to the treatment and study of mood disorders in older people might consider this volume an essential part of their library.