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The elderly – especially the very old – are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and in most of the developed world.  Mental disorders are common in the elderly, and their prevalence is expected to grow rapidly as the “baby boom” generation enters retirement age.  Accordingly, there is an urgent public health need to improve the effectiveness of geriatric mental health care around the world.  The UW Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is a national leader in geropsychiatrist patient care, teaching, and research.  A notable strength of the Division is its diverse program of clinical and basic research into aging and age-related mental disorders.

The Division provides approximately half of the faculty for the VA’s Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), including its Director, and the large majority of faculty for the VA’s Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC).  (See also Psychiatric Neurosciences)

Specific activities of the UW geropsychiatry faculty include:


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