The Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression, a part of Emory University School of Medicine, is guided by a fundamental commitment to improving older adults’ access to treatment for depression and eliminating stigma associated with mental illness. It seeks to enhance training, develop innovative programs, and support healthy aging.
The Fuqua Center promotes well-researched, gold standard practices for identifying and treating late-life mental disorders
The Fuqua Center develops innovative partnerships across government, private organizations, and local agencies
The Fuqua Center brings attention and advocacy to the needs of older adults, a complex and hard-to-reach population
Did You Know…
It is estimated that 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern. The most common conditions include anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder).
– American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (2008)