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    It is never to late... never to late to start over... never to late to be happy.

    - Jane Fonda

  • Geriatric Psychiatry – Mental Health Issues of the Elderly

    Dr. Bruce Kehr specializes in providing warm, caring evaluation and treatment to seniors suffering from depression, anxiety, benign memory disorders, dementia, and other geriatric psychiatric conditions;

    The “Biopsychosocial Model” of diagnosis and treatment

    Using this detailed and thorough evaluation process, we search for the biological factors that are contributing to the senior citizen client’s problems such as health status, medications used, genetic predispositions, alcohol and drug use, nutrition, and exercise patterns. We also explore the psychological factors such as unconscious influences, emotional traumas, and “emotional sticking points” from the past. We analyze social and environmental forces such as marital and family conflicts. Finally, we probe for existential and spiritual factors to the emotional conflicts, such as major life regrets or a lack of meaning or purpose following retirement.

    Potomac Psychiatry provides therapy and medication management to seniors, helping them achieve greater independence and a higher quality of life.

    Meet Dr. Bruce Kehr

    Dr. Bruce A. KehrWashingtonian Magazine has named Dr. Kehr one of “Washington’s Top Doctors” since 2012, after polling 10,000 randomly selected physicians in the DC area, and asking them where they would send their family members for treatment. In 2013 Dr. Kehr was selected as a Top Geriatrician by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals and will appear in the renowned publication, The Leading Physicians of The World. Dr. Kehr also serves on the Board of the Institute on Aging of the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to 2009, and was selected as one of the “100 Most Inspiring and Influential Leaders in the Life Sciences Industry,” by the readers and editors of PharmaVOICE in 2007. He was included in “Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists,” 2008 Edition, published by the Consumers’ Research Council of America (View complete curriculum vitae for Dr. Bruce Kehr).

    We Look Forward to Helping You

    Potomac Psychiatry provides many services for seniors and their caregivers including therapy for geriatric psychiatry patients and medication management. Contact us to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment.


     

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314