Dr. Melanie G Akalal M.D.
Geriatric Psychiatrist | Geriatric Psychiatry1225 S Gear Ave Mercy Plaza, Suite 2 West Burlington IA, 52655
Dr. Melanie Akalal is a geriatric psychiatrist practicing in West Burlington, IA. Dr. Akalal specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, particularly in older adults. Patients who visit geriatric psychiatrists typically look for help with problems like memory loss, depression, difficulty coping with change, stress, dementia, anxiety and more. Older adults may also experience emotional distress after being diagnosed with a disease as well. Dr. Akalal helps patients after a comprehensive diagnostic exam so the root of their problems can be treated.
Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyABPN- Geriatric Psychiatry
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- St. John's Wort for Depression Treatment
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- Can Alzheimer’s Affect You Suddenly?
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- Antidepressants for Parkinson's Disease
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