Geriatric Psychiatry

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Caring for the Unique Needs of Older Adults

Our Geriatric Psychiatry Services

Are you a senior struggling with emotional difficulties and feel like you don't have anyone to turn to? Having a mental health issue is never easy, but when it comes to geriatric patients, the difficulty increases due to the different physiological changes in humans as they age. If you’re an older adult struggling with depression, anxiety, social isolation, or any other emotional challenge , know that you are not alone and there is hope. At P.S. Psychiatry, our geriatric psychiatrists specialize in treating the unique needs of aging adults, and can provide compassionate care tailored specifically to your situation. We know how important it can be for aging adults to find the right treatment and support for their mental health, so we always strive to provide the best comprehensive care for seniors.

Treating Mental Health Issues in Seniors

Our Senior Psychiatry Approach

Geriatric psychiatry is a special area of expertise that specifically focuses on the mental health of older adults. Psychiatrists that focus in geriatric psychiatry are specially trained to understand and treat the unique layer of mental health issues that seniors may be dealing with. Some of the specific issues related to aging include depression, memory or cognitive decline, physical pain, and social isolation. Our geriatric psychiatry providers not only diagnose and treat mental illness, but they also provide invaluable advice on how to best manage stressors. They also help families understand the social and emotional issues that often arise with aging parents. At P.S. Psychiatry we work with family members, primary care physicians and other professionals to create a personalized treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcomes and quality of life for each patient.

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Taking Charge of Your Mental Health Journey

Leading the Way in Geriatric Psychiatry Care

At P.S. Psychiatry, we understand how important it is to prioritize your mental health as you age. We want to make sure you feel heard and cared for when reaching out for assistance. Whether you prefer to meet with a professional psychiatrist online via telehealth or in-person, our services are the perfect way to take control of your mental wellbeing and stay in tune with your needs. Our experienced psychiatrists are committed to providing top-notch quality care that meets every individual's unique needs in order to help you step into the life you deserve!

Understanding Geriatric Psychiatry

Frequently Asked Questions About Geriatric Psychiatric Services

How can geriatric psychiatry help improve my quality of life as a senior?
Our approach can significantly improve the quality of life for seniors. Geriatric psychiatry can help seniors who are struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Along with this, seniors with chronic medical conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's disease, or stroke may experience associated mental health symptoms. We can help manage these symptoms to increase stability and decrease the impact of emotional issues.
What role do family members and caregivers play in geriatric psychiatry treatment?
Family members and caregivers play an important role in geriatric psychiatry treatment by providing support, helping to manage medications, and by providing information regarding health history and symptoms. They can also help seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and provide emotional support.
What are some lifestyle changes I can make to improve my mental health as a senior?
There are several lifestyle changes seniors can make to improve their mental health, such as exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and staying socially connected to avoid social isolation and loneliness. All of these practices can help to improve mood, reduce anxiety and depression, and increase cognitive functions in seniors.
How does geriatric psychiatry address cognitive decline and memory issues in seniors?
Geriatric psychiatry can address cognitive decline and memory issues in seniors through techniques such as cognitive assessment, medication management, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications. Mental health providers who specialize in geriatric psychiatry can tailor treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Will I have to see a geriatric psychiatrist for the rest of my life?
In many cases, mental health conditions can be managed effectively with a combination of medication , psychotherapy , and lifestyle modifications . If your symptoms improve and you feel that you are able to manage your condition on your own, your geriatric psychiatrist may gradually reduce the frequency of your appointments. However in some cases, seeing a geriatric psychiatrist regularly may be necessary to maintain stability. Your geriatric psychiatrist can work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
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