Older adults have unique issues that need to be considered in their assessment and treatment. They are at greater risk for cognitive disorders, including dementia. Older adults are also more likely to have psychiatric problems that are caused or complicated by medical disorders, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Our advanced team recognizes these issues and works closely with other medical providers – and, if appropriate, family and friends – to make sure that we can effectively evaluate and treat the whole individual.
Depending on the urgency of the diagnosis, we assess and treat older adults in the following settings:
- The Older Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Unit
This unit admits individuals ages 50 years and older, and cares for patients with psychiatric and significant medical problems. To read more, click here.
- The Older Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
We can provide diagnostic assessment, pharmacologic management, and psychotherapy to individuals ages 60+ years. To read more, click here.
- Senior Outreach Service (SOS)
Senior Outreach Service (SOS) is a Baltimore City-funded home visit program that serves Baltimore City residents who are 65+ years and have a psychiatric illness, and are unwilling or unable to receive services at a clinic. To read more, click here.
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) Service
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective and safe treatment for individuals who have severe depression and other severe psychiatric illnesses that have not been relieved by traditional treatments, including medication and psychotherapy. To read more, click here.