Older Adult Psychiatry: Inpatient - PSYH 549
University of Maryland
Description and Goals:
The Older Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Service has 13 beds l. In general, our patients are over the age of 50 and may be treated for the full spectrum of psychiatric and substance abuse disorders as well as coexisting medical disorders. Commonly, we treat Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Delirium, and the psychiatric complications of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and stroke. Our treatment team consists of nurses, occupational therapists, a social worker, a Psychiatry R-2, and a MS- 3. The experience will be intensive, and the high level of responsibility will be reflected in the evaluation.
Our teaching goals are:
- To support residents and students in functioning as the primary provider for patients by integrating clinical data and consultation into a medical-psychiatric treatment plan;
- To engender an appreciation for the psychiatric complications of medical illness and interventions as well as the medical complications of psychiatric illness and interventions;
- To encourage the art of history-taking and exam (psychiatric and neurological) as the primary sources of clinical information;
- To impart an understanding of the older adult patient as a person in a specific developmental and social context.
- To take R-1 level of responsibility for patient care under the supervision of the attending psychiatrist;
- To write and prepare a case report or small paper suitable for publication (for Honors).
Number of Students:
Time of Year Available:
Academic weeks 1-52
William T. Regenold, M.D.
Last Revision: April 10, 2014