Fuqua Center for
Late-Life Depression

Late-Life Depression Care in Your Neighborhood

The mission of the Fuqua Center is to improve older adults' access to treatment for depression. Our goal is to increase public awareness and understanding of late-life depression. Through care and education, we hope to de-stigmatize mental illness.

The center was created in 1999 with a gift from the J. B. Fuqua Foundation. Together with the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, we provide comprehensive care for late-life depression.

Our center of excellence offers a variety of psychiatric services for seniors, including:

  • Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care
  • Peer support
  • Therapy
  • Preventive care
  • Chronic disease care

For more information, please visit The Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression site.

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Depression is more than just feeling "sad," it is a medical disorder that affects more than seven million seniors. Depression can impact mental and physical well-being. 

If you have more than one symptom that doesn't go away, you may suffer from depression. Symptoms may include:

  • A sad, anxious or empty mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities 
  • Sleeping too little or too much  
  • Appetite changes
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Physical symptoms that don't respond to treatment (ex., nausea)
  • Trouble focusing or making decisions
  • Memory problems
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feeling guilty or hopeless
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about your treatment options.

A Caring Team

At the heart of our team are mental health specialists committed to expert care for every patient and family. Our team includes:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Clinical Coordinators
  • Researchers

About Us

The Fuqua Center is a key part of the larger Emory Brain Health Center. We are one of a few centers worldwide treating brain disorders and diseases.

Make an Appointment with the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression

If you are a senior with depression symptoms, we can help. To make an appointment with our center, please call 404-778-7777.

Make An Appointment
To make an appointment, please call 404-778-7777.