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Geriatric Psychiatry Program

Adults can face difficult adjustments later in life — in their living situations, in their relationships, and particularly in their health. These, in turn, can lead to emotional and behavioral challenges.

The Geriatric Psychiatry Program at Rush works with older adults to help them understand and cope with these problems, which can include anxiety, depression, dementias and other psychiatric conditions. 

In addition to helping diagnose the problem, specialists at Rush provide a range of traditional and innovative, patient-centered treatments. Late-life mental health issues can be complicated by physical illnesses such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure or arthritis. Experts factor these into account to create each patient’s unique treatment plan.

They also work closely with specialists in other departments, including geriatric medicine and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.