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Geriatric Psychiatry

The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry serves the needs of older adults with symptoms due to psychiatric conditions, neuropsychiatric disorders and psychosocial challenges in late life. The Division is led by Dr. Nancy J. Donovan and clinical services are directed by Dr. Juan Carlos Urizar. Our patients and their families benefit from interdisciplinary care provided by specialists in geriatric neuropsychiatry (Drs. Nancy Donovan and Juan Carlos Urizar), geriatric psychiatry (Dr. Catherine Gonzales) and geriatric psychology (Dr. Abby Altman), supported by expert social workers across inpatient and outpatient services. The Division is committed to the practice and advancement of evidenced-based treatments across the full range of therapeutic modalities. We have a strong research focus on the neuropsychiatry of aging and early Alzheimer’s disease and the role of social-emotional function in older adults. We collaborate with Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry as part of the Center for Brain Mind Medicine and through ongoing initiatives with primary care practices within BWH. Our division plays an integral role in the education and clinical training of Harvard Medical School students, BWH psychiatry residents and Partners Geriatric Psychiatry fellows.


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