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Geriatric Psychiatric Services

Acute and Sub-acute inpatient units provide geriatric patients, who are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others, a safe and secure environment managed by a multidisciplinary team of geriatric psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, recreational and occupational therapists.

Each patient's individualized treatment plan includes group, family, recreational and occupational skills groups. Discharge planning begins on admission and establishes an effective treatment plan and support after discharge from the Medical Center.

Long term care services are also available at Bergen Regional Medical Center should the need present itself.

For more information, contact the Access Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at 1.800.730.BRMC.

Download a brochure.Geriatric Mental Health

for the Geriatric Population

Bergen Regional Medical Center has one of the few geropsychiatry units in the state. This expertise has been expanded to include ECT.

ECTAs the population in the United States is aging, the use of ECT in elderly patients, those 65 and older, is becoming an increasingly important clinical option.

ECT is usually considered after other treatment options, such as medication and psychotherapy, have failed. It is recommended for severe, treatment-resistant depression but is occasionally used to treat other mental health issues, such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, as well. It also may be used in life-threatening circumstances, such as when a patient is unable to move or respond to the outside world (catatonia), is suicidal, or is malnourished and neglecting self-care as a result of severe depression.

BRMC provides inpatient and outpatient maintenance ECT treatment. Download a brochure.

For more information, call
Asghar Hossain, MD DFAPA
Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry and ECT Services
Behavioral Health Services
Bergen Regional Medical Center
201.967.4000 ext. 5425.
















800.730.BRMC (2762)

Call the Access Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Operators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Access Center assessments are free and confidential.

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Learn More

Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Mental Health Association in New Jersey

NAMI New Jersey

NAMI Bergen County

NJ Division of Mental Health Services

Northern NJ Maternal/Child Health Consortium

Bergen County CHIP
Mental Health Task Force

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