Lindner Center of HOPE, Advanced Practice Nurse
Carol McCormick is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Social Worker with over 30 years experience in child, adult and older adult mental illness. This broad spectrum has increased her focus on diagnostic evaluation and treatment delivery for individuals with mid to late life mental health concerns. Treatment may include medication initiation, evaluation, assessment of memory loss concerns and hormone related disorders in women. This may include associated laboratory and or neuro-imaging related diagnostics. Ms. McCormick treats all mental illnesses but specializes in the comprehensive treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, memory loss and women’s mental health issues.
As an integral member of the Women’s Mental Health Program at Lindner Center of HOPE, Ms. McCormick works with a specialized team trained to address the numerous issues facing women. Her specialty training in mood disorders helps women who are entering mid life and are experience issues surrounding peri-menopause. Expertise in women’s issues also helps older adult patients manage and understand the menopause transition. Symptom management of mood related hormonal fluctuations including insomnia, hot flashes, depression and anxiety are addressed.
Prior to joining Lindner Center of HOPE, she served at Deaconess Hospital in the Older Adult Mental Health Program as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Her work included initial evaluation, assessment, medication initiation and management for the spectrum of older adult mental health issues. Additionally, she has served as adjunct clinical faculty at University of Cincinnati and administration at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and St. Aloysius Orphanage in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In recent years, Ms. McCormick completed coursework at the North American Conference on Menopause, National Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Symposia and the Canadian Conference on Dementia in Montreal.
Ms. McCormick is a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nursing, International Association of Psychiatric Nursing, North American Menopause Society, National Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and National Association of Mental Illness.
Areas of Interest
- Diagnostic evaluation and treatment of mood or memory related disorders
- Medication evaluation/initiation for persons over age of 45 with new onset mental health problems
- Those over the age of 45 with long standing mental health problems that are complicated by the diseases of the menopause transition, associated physical conditions and/or the aging process
- Empty nest syndrome
- Mid life transition with menopause symptom management
- Working together with patients suffering from chronic progressive illness and their families to enhance quality of life in a safe setting
- Independent living evaluations/recommendations
- Coping with difficult behaviors
- Stress management
- Care for the caregiver of a person with chronic debilitating illness