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Older Adult Psychiatry: Inpatient - PSYH 549




University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

The Older Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Service has 13 beds and shares 12E with our Older Adult Psychiatry Day Hospital. 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 student is 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 continue to follow patients into the Day Hospital;

  • 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

Faculty Responsible:

William T. Regenold, M.D.
(410) 328-6511

Administrative Contact:

Constance N. Lacap, D.O.
(410) 328-6325 


Last Revision: July 23, 2013