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Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry

Director: Gwenn Smith, Ph.D
Clinical Director: Susan Lehmann, M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

The Geriatric Psychiatry Program, which is part of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, provides inpatient, day hospital, and outpatient care for psychiatric disorders experienced by the elderly. It trains health professionals and conducts multidisciplinary research to find causes and improve treatment for a range of illness. Services are available at two locations: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The Geriatric Psychiatry Program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for persons 60 years or older who are suffering from psychiatric disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and schizophrenia. Care is provided at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in a variety of settings including hospitalization, day hospital, clinic evaluations and outreach into the community. We also train health professionals and conduct multidisciplinary research to find causes and improve treatment for a range of illnesses.

Individuals whose primary problem is memory will be referred to our Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center.

Inpatient Services

Outpatient Services


Neuropsychiatry encompasses diseases of the brain such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis that have accompanying disorders of mood, behavior or thought content. A multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses, and other clinicians provides assessment and treatment of adult patients of all ages using the latest evaluation tools. Ongoing care and consultation to other clinicians is provided. Inpatient and outpatient care are provided at two locations: the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center focuses care, research and education on patients with memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal degeneration, and other dementias. Other neuropsychiatry clinics treat patients with traumatic brain injury, behavioral sleep disorders, parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Huntington's disease. In addition to a specialized inpatient unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Neuropsychiatry Program contains a number of specialized outpatient clinics, all of which also conduct research and train professionals.

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