Elder Program Therapists Help with Mood Disorders
Mood disorders are common in elderly adults. Whether from illness or the side effects of medications and/or aging, our therapists offer innovative treatments for mood disorders and a range of elder conditions, including:
- Anger management
- Anxiety disorders
- Behavior disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic pain syndrome
- Impulse control disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Psychosomatic disorder
- Substance abuse (drugs or alcohol)
In addition, our Senior Enrichment Center at Polk Medical Center provides aging adults experiencing mental health issues with individual, group, family and marital therapy.
Elder Issues with Substance Abuse
Affecting adults of all ages, substance abuse is a recognized medical brain disorder. Substance abuse refers to the abuse of illegal or legal substances, such as drugs or alcohol. Elderly individuals who are addicted to any substance can't simply stop, and treatment for their addiction can be more complex because of other health issues. Addiction issues with elderly patients are sometimes more difficult to treat because of necessary medications and more isolation due to lack of activities or relationships. Our skilled, experienced professionals at Floyd Behavioral Health use their clinical expertise to help lead elderly patients toward recovery using the appropriate treatments.
Music, Drumming and Parkinson's Disease
The latest scientific findings show that playing music and drumming increase serotonin and dopamine production in the brain. With Parkinson's disease, these two brain chemicals or neurotransmitters actually decrease during the progression of the disorder. To increase serotonin and dopamine production, our trained therapists help patients enjoy drumming sessions, using various types of drums, and even sing along to favorite songs.
Individuals with Parkinson's disease may also benefit from the BIG and LOUD outpatient therapies available at Floyd Physical Therapy & Rehab .
For More Information
If you need more information about our elder programs, including mood disorders and disease specific therapies, our team of skilled therapists at Floyd Behavioral Health can help. Please call 706.509.3500 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.