Background: Older adults with mood disorders constitute a heterogeneous group in a complex spectrum interlinked with physical comorbidities. Worldwide, Bipolar disorders in older people (OABD) remain underestimated and underdiagnosed. OABD is challenging in the clinical setting and is associated with adverse outcomes (increased risk of anti-social behaviour triggered by inappropriate drugs and increased incidence of health deficits, including cancer). This article aims to describe the state of the art of OABD in the Italian framework and provide a new field of research. Methods: We performed an overview of the literature, selecting our target population (over 65 years) and synthesising the main challenging issues. By exploiting the Italian database from the Minister of Health in 2021, we analysed epidemiological data in the age range 65-74 years and 75-84 years old. Results: Females showed the highest prevalence and incidence in both groups, with a regional difference across the country but more evident in the Autonomous Provinces of Bolzano and Trento for the 65-74 years range. Several projects recently focused on this topic, and the urgency to define better the epidemiological framework is mandatory. Conclusions: This study represented the first attempt to report the comprehensive Italian framework on OABD aimed at fostering research activities and knowledge.

The Italian Framework of Bipolar Disorders in the Elderly: Old and Current Issues and New Suggestions for the Geriatric Psycho-Oncology Research / Frisardi, Vincenza; Pollorsi, Chiara; Sambati, Luisa; Macchiarulo, Maria; Fabbo, Andrea; Neviani, Francesca; Menchetti, Marco; Chattat, Rabih. - In: BIOMEDICINES. - ISSN 2227-9059. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:5(2023), pp. 1418.1-1418.13. [10.3390/biomedicines11051418]

The Italian Framework of Bipolar Disorders in the Elderly: Old and Current Issues and New Suggestions for the Geriatric Psycho-Oncology Research

Sambati, Luisa;Menchetti, Marco;Chattat, Rabih
2023

Abstract

Background: Older adults with mood disorders constitute a heterogeneous group in a complex spectrum interlinked with physical comorbidities. Worldwide, Bipolar disorders in older people (OABD) remain underestimated and underdiagnosed. OABD is challenging in the clinical setting and is associated with adverse outcomes (increased risk of anti-social behaviour triggered by inappropriate drugs and increased incidence of health deficits, including cancer). This article aims to describe the state of the art of OABD in the Italian framework and provide a new field of research. Methods: We performed an overview of the literature, selecting our target population (over 65 years) and synthesising the main challenging issues. By exploiting the Italian database from the Minister of Health in 2021, we analysed epidemiological data in the age range 65-74 years and 75-84 years old. Results: Females showed the highest prevalence and incidence in both groups, with a regional difference across the country but more evident in the Autonomous Provinces of Bolzano and Trento for the 65-74 years range. Several projects recently focused on this topic, and the urgency to define better the epidemiological framework is mandatory. Conclusions: This study represented the first attempt to report the comprehensive Italian framework on OABD aimed at fostering research activities and knowledge.
2023
The Italian Framework of Bipolar Disorders in the Elderly: Old and Current Issues and New Suggestions for the Geriatric Psycho-Oncology Research / Frisardi, Vincenza; Pollorsi, Chiara; Sambati, Luisa; Macchiarulo, Maria; Fabbo, Andrea; Neviani, Francesca; Menchetti, Marco; Chattat, Rabih. - In: BIOMEDICINES. - ISSN 2227-9059. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:5(2023), pp. 1418.1-1418.13. [10.3390/biomedicines11051418]
Frisardi, Vincenza; Pollorsi, Chiara; Sambati, Luisa; Macchiarulo, Maria; Fabbo, Andrea; Neviani, Francesca; Menchetti, Marco; Chattat, Rabih
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