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Geriatric Psychiatry

Good mental health is key to aging well. Older adults experiencing chronic emotional distress related to aging may benefit from specialized psychiatric therapy. Geriatric psychiatry experts at Greenwich Hospital offer evaluation, treatment and attentive follow-up care to patients age 60 and older.

Memory failure, problem behavior, mood disturbance, anxiety, or difficulty coping with losses and transitions can all be addressed in these outpatient sessions. Family members or others concerned about an older adult may also benefit from treatment.

Our experienced staff offers a wide range of services:

  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Drug therapy
  • Customized treatment plans
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Couples treatment
  • Assistance with
    • Coping with dementia and behavioral problems
    • Dealing with life changes
  • Diagnosis and treatment of agitation due to dementia
  • Group therapy
  • Consultation and liaison with primary care physicians, assisted living facilities and adult communities
  • Outreach and public education

Our Geriatric Psychiatry Staff

Our geriatric psychiatry team includes a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist, licensed clinical social workers and a nurse practitioner. They are highly trained to provide diagnosis and compassionate care for the emotional problems of later life. Treatment is tailored to the unique needs of patients, including the family when appropriate.

An experienced geriatric social worker is available to consult with family members about the emotional, behavioral and social needs of their loved one. Referrals or requests for treatment can come from physicians, other health care providers as well as the patient, or family members.

Medicare and many other insurances are accepted. For further information please call 203-863-3316.