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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
Washingtonian 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.