Dr. Apfeldorf has been with the University of New Mexico since 2002, as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Attending Psychiatrist, Chief Geriatric Services for the UNM Psychiatric Center. Dr. Apfeldorf is also Attending Psychiatrist for the Senior Health Clinic, and Inpatient Unit Director with the geropsychiatry unit in the UNM Psychiatric Center, as well as Attending Physician for the University Psychiatric Consultants.
The inpatient services at the UNM Psychiatric Center include two 16-bed units serving adults ages 18-54 years old, who experience acute mental illness.
The Geriatric Unit at the University Psychiatric Center is a 15-bed, acute inpatient unit, with an educated, professional staff that cares for patients. Physical disabilities, emotional changes and problems with thinking, greatly affect many aging adults. The problems affecting the elderly are unique. Although people of all ages suffer from depression and anxiety, it is the elderly who deal with these conditions as well as major life changes and declining function, both physical and emotional.
Inpatient treatment is available for elders whose emotional problems seriously affect their ability to care for themselves, sleep, or eat. A variety of outpatient services are also available, including the Senior Outpatient Clinic which gives seniors in the community greater access to psychiatric services.