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Geriatric Psychiatry Program

Helen Kales, MD

Helen Kales, M.D., Program Director

We are committed to promoting current and personally tailored patient care, providing quality education to the next generation of health providers and caregivers, enhancing effective outreach to the community, and innovating through scientific discovery. 

The University of Michigan Geriatric Psychiatry Program team is a group of clinicians, research scientists, and trainees, with education, research and administrative staff. At U-M we have one of the nation’s largest concentrations of board certified Geriatric Psychiatrists; our clinicians specialize in the unique mental health needs of older adults.

The Geropsychiatry Clinic at the Turner Geriatric Center provides outpatient psychiatric evaluation and treatment for older adults. Common concerns include: depression, dementia, psychosis and other late-life disturbances. Evidence-based psychopharmacologic and psychosocial treatment modalities are employed. Consultation is available to geriatricians and other primary care providers who treat older patients. Follow-up care is also available in the clinic.