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Geriatric Psychiatrists

No one ever said getting older was easy. Sometimes, mental disorders pop up late in life – disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and dementia are common in the elderly. These conditions should not be dealt with alone. For this reason, a general psychiatrist might not be the best fit for a senior citizen suffering from a mental disorder.

Specially catered to the elderly who suffer from mental disease, geriatric psychiatrists work with them to help treat and deal with their conditions. This field of psychiatry is specially curtailed to the elderly – taking into account the patient’s family, their history of illness and medication they are taking. They begin their diagnosis of the patient by conducting a full diagnostic examination – evaluating physical, emotional, genetic, peer and social components. This helps the geriatric psychiatrist get a better understanding of their disorder, whatever it may be.

The senior citizen stage of life presents unique challenges that other stages of life may not. The incidence of mental disease in people over 65 is expected to double in the population by 2030. Senior citizens, faced with the possibility that their life will be ending soon, can have a difficult time coping with that idea. Also, seeing their friends and family pass away can make this a harsh reality. These events can result in depression or anxiety and can also worsen preexisting health conditions.

Memory problems and agitation associated with dementia are known to be common in elderly. This can cause stress and conflict with the relationships of the afflicted person. Also, those suffering from chronic conditions like Parkinson’s or chronic pain can begin to suffer emotionally. A geriatric psychiatrist can help the person suffering in that regard.

Geriatric psychiatrists require much training in order to treat their patients. Like other doctors, they are required to complete four years of medical school, as well as four years of residency in psychiatric training. Following the four years of residency, they are required to put in one more year in specialty fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry. They must also be certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Skilled Geriatric Psychiatrists Near You

Auburn, AL
Birmingham, AL
Dothan, AL
Florence, AL
Gadsden, AL
Mobile, AL
Montgomery, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL

Anchorage, AK

Flagstaff, AZ
Mohave County, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Sierra Vista, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Yuma, AZ

Fayetteville, AR
Fort Smith, AR
Jonesboro, AR
Little Rock, AR

Bakersfield, CA
Chico, CA
Fresno, CA
Gold Country, CA
Humboldt County, CA
Imperial County, CA
Inland Empire, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Mendocino, CA
Merced, CA
Modesto, CA
Monterey, CA
Orange County, CA
Palm Springs, CA
Redding, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Stockton, CA
Ventura, CA
Visalia, CA
Yuba. Sutter, CA

Boulder, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
Denver, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Western Slope, CO

Eastern, CT
Hartford, CT
New Haven, CT
Northwest, CT

Wilmington, DE

Daytona Beach, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Gainesville, FL
Jacksonville, FL
Key West, FL
Lakeland, FL
Miami, FL
Ocala, FL
Orlando, FL
Panama City, FL
Pensacola, FL
Saint Augustine, FL
Saint Cloud, FL
Sarasota, FL
Space Coast, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa, FL
Treasure Coast, FL

Athens, GA
Atlanta, GA
Augusta, GA
Brunswick, GA
Columbus, GA
Macon, GA
Savannah, GA
Valdosta, GA

Statewide, HI

Boise, ID
Eastern, ID
Twin Falls, ID
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Springfield, IL

Bloomington, IN
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Indianapolis, IN
Lafayette, IN
Muncie, IN
South Bend, IN
Terre Haute, IN

Ames, IA
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Cedar Rapids, IA
Des Moines, IA
Dubuque, IA
Iowa City, IA
Quad Cities, IA
Sioux City, IA
Waterloo, Cedar Falls, IA

Lawrence, KS
Manhattan, KS
Topeka, KS
Wichita, KS

Bowling Green, KY
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Western, KY

Baton Rouge, LA
Lafayette, LA
Lake Charles, LA
Monroe, LA
New Orleans, LA
Shreveport, LA

Northern, ME
Portland, ME

Annapolis, MD
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Western, MD

Boston, MA
Cape Cod, MA
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Worchester, MA

Ann Arbor, MI
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Detroit, MI
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Grand Rapids, MI
Jackson, MI
Kalamazoo, MI
Lansing, MI
Muskegon, MI
Northern, MI
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Upper Penninsula, MI

Duluth, MN
Mankato, MN
Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN
Rochester, MN

Biloxi, Gulfport, MS
Hattiesburg, MS
Jackson, MS
Northern, MS

Joplin, MO
Kansas City, MO
Saint Louis, MO
Southeast, MO
Springfield, MO

Billings, MT
Western, MT

Grand Island, NE
Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE
Las Vegas, NV
Reno, NV

Statewide, NH

Central, NJ
Northern, NJ
Southern, NJ

Albuquerque, NM
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Roswell, Carlsbad, NM
Santa Fe, Taos, NM

Albany, NY
Binghamton, NY
Buffalo, NY
Catskills, NY
Chautauqua, NY
Elmira, NY
Hudson Valley, NY
Ithaca, NY
Long Island, NY
New York, NY
Plattsburgh, NY
Rochester, NY
Syracuse, NY
Utica, NY

Asheville, NC
Charlotte, NC
Eastern, NC
Fayetteville, NC
Greensboro, NC
Hickory, NC
Outer Banks, NC
Raleigh, NC
Wilmington, NC
Winston Salem, NC

Statewide, ND

Akron, Canton, OH
Athens, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Dayton, OH
Lima, Findlay, OH
Mansfield, OH
Sandusky, OH
Toledo, OH
Youngston, OH

Lawton, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Stillwater, OK
Tulsa, OK

Bend, OR
Coastal Area, OR
Corvallis, OR
Eastern, OR
Eugene, OR
Medford, Ashland, Klamath, OR
Portland, OR
Roseburg, OR
Salem, OR

Altoona, PA
Erie, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Jersey Shore, PA
Lancaster, PA
Lehigh Valley, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Poconos, PA
Reading, PA
Scranton, PA
State College, PA
Williamsport, PA
York, PA

Providence, RI

Charleston, SC
Columbia, SC
Florence, SC
Greenville, SC
Hilton Head, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC
Pierre, SD
Rapid City, SD
Sioux Falls, SD

Chattanooga, TN
Clarksville, TN
Jackson, TN
Knoxville, TN
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN
Tri-Cities, TN

Abilene, TX
Amarillo, TX
Austin, TX
Beaumont, Port Arthur, TX
Brownsville, TX
College Station, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas, Fort Worth, TX
El Paso, TX
Galveston, TX
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Huntsville, TX
Killeen, Temple, Ft. Hood, TX
Laredo, TX
Lubbock, TX
McAllen, Edinburg, TX
Odessa, TX
San Antonio, TX
San Marcos, TX
Texarkana, TX
Tyler, TX
Victoria, TX
Waco, TX
Wichita Falls, TX

American Fork, UT
Brigham City, UT
Cedar City, UT
Kaysville, UT
Layton, UT
Logan, UT
Ogden, UT
Provo, Orem, UT
Saint George, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
Spanish Fork, UT

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Blacksburg, VA
Charlottesville, VA
Danville, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
Hampton, VA
Lynchburg, VA
Richmond, VA
Roanoke, VA

Bellingham, WA
Kennewick, WA
Olympic Penninsula, WA
Pullman, WA
Seattle, WA
Skagit, WA
Spokane, WA
Wenatchee, WA
Yakima, WA

Washington DC
Washington, DC

Charleston, WV
Huntington, WV
Martinsburg, WV
Morgantown, WV
Parkersburg, WV
Wheeling, WV

Appleton, Oshkosh, FDL, WI
Eau Claire, WI
Green Bay, WI
Janesville, WI
Kenosha, Racine, WI
La Crosse, WI
Madison, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Sheboygan, WI
Wausau, WI

Cheyenne, WY
Northwest, WY
Statewide, WY


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