Family Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic Health System is designed to address the unique challenges of those in our community who suffer from psychiatric illnesses. The caregivers in the center will determine distinguishing factors through screening and full evaluations. These factors will help health care providers identify diseases, disorders or medical conditions that affect memory loss.
Examples of diseases, disorders or medical conditions that affect memory loss include:
The Family Psychiatry office is unique to Southeast Georgia in providing a continuum of services through a network of caregivers and Mayo Clinic Health System. The care team works with patients and family members to identify treatment goals such as changing problem behaviors and thought patterns, learning more effective coping skills, as well as how to manage the symptoms of your illness. Early diagnosis, evaluation, intervention and education are the best forms of treatment.
Team members involved with patient care may include:
The Family Psychiatry staff works closely with Mayo Clinic Health System's Senior Behavioral Center.
Family Psychiatry also provides support services for family members and caregivers of those with memory-related illnesses. Family and caregivers often seek counseling, support and educational programs to help them better understand the nature of the impairment and how to cope with it.
Services for families and caregivers include:
Local community advisory committee
Alzheimer’s support group
Brain injury support group
Scheduling an appointment
Appointments with Family Psychiatry are scheduled through a referral process. A patient’s primary care physician can refer to the Center for Memory Disorders for a consultation by calling 912-490-0078.