Studies have shown that up to 75% of patients who suffer from a stroke also develop depression. As many as thirty-five percent of patients with depression do not respond to traditional treatment approaches. Advocate Christ Medical Center offers new hope to patients with depression and other neuropsychatric conditions with state-of-the-art technologies in an evidence-based clinical setting.
Led by nationally renowned neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Moises Gaviria, the neuropsychiatry program at Advocate Christ Medical Center's Neurosciences Institute provides a safe and therapeutic environment for adults with cognitive, emotional and behavioral symptoms resulting from neuropsychiatric disorders, stroke, cardiovascular disease and head injury.
Christ Medical Center is a tertiary center in Chicagoland for right unilateral "ultra-rapid" ECT. Pharmacogenetic testing help neuropsychiatrists at Christ Medical Center customize treatment plans for each patient based on their unique genetic makeup. Our fellowship-trained physicians administer the very latest in treatments, including transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation.
Patients with conditions that require consistent monitoring and treatment have access to our 14-bed inpatient geroneuropsychology unit. As a leader in neurologic care, our psychiatrists have relationships with most sub-acute care facilities, and nurse practitioners follow each patient's progress at sub-acute care facilities to ensure that proper protocols are being followed.
Our physicians collaborate with cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to evaluate heart transplantation candidates and address the vascular dementias and depression that often accompany cardiovascular disease. Neuropsychiatrists at Christ Medical Center provide education and treatment to patients with vascular dementia, a preventable condition that is often the result of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.