Objectives: To compare the prevalence of physical morbidities among men and women with older adult bipolar disorder (OABD), and men with and without OABD. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of the collaborative Global Aging & Geriatric Experiments in Bipolar Disorder (GAGE-BD) database and non-OABD data from the Health in Men Study. OABD defined as bipolar disorder among adults aged greater than or equal to 50 years. Outcomes of interest were diseases affecting the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, musculoskeletal and endocrinological systems. Results: We examined 1407 participants with OABD aged 50–95 years, of whom 787 were women. More women than men showed evidence of morbidities affecting the respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and endocrinological systems. More men with than without OABD showed evidence of cardiovascular, renal and endocrinological diseases. Conclusion: GAGE-BD data showed that physical morbidities affect more women than men with OABD, and more men with than without OABD. The underlying reasons for these differences require clarification.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2022|