Lucy Wang, MD

Personal Statement

As a geriatric psychiatrist, my professional interests revolve around improving the quality of lives for people with dementia, dementia-related psychiatric symptoms, and their caregivers. I provide direct clinical care as a psychiatrist at the VA Puget Sound, and I am involved in projects addressing dementia-related agitation. As the UW geriatric psychiatry fellowship director, I also recognize that training the next generation of geriatric psychiatrists is vital in order to meet the growing population needs in geriatrics.


Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Washington, 2007
Psychiatry Residency, University of Washington, 2006
Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, MD, 2002

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Associations between CSF cortisol and CSF norepinephrine in cognitively normal controls and patients with amnestic MCI and AD dementia.
(2018 May)
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 33(5): 763-768
Wang LY, Raskind MA, Wilkinson CW, Shofer JB, Sikkema C, Szot P, Quinn JF, Galasko DR, Peskind ER

Common psychiatric problems in cognitively impaired older patients: causes and management.
(2014 Aug)
Clin Geriatr Med 30(3): 443-67
Wang LY, Borisovskaya A, Maxwell AL, Pascualy M

Antipsychotic drugs for psychosis and agitation in dementia: efficacy, safety, and a possible noradrenergic mechanism of action.
(2014 Jun)
Int Psychogeriatr 26(6): 879-83
Raskind MA, Wang LY

Cerebrospinal fluid norepinephrine and cognition in subjects across the adult age span.
(2013 Oct)
Neurobiol Aging 34(10): 2287-92
Wang LY, Murphy RR, Hanscom B, Li G, Millard SP, Petrie EC, Galasko DR, Sikkema C, Raskind MA, Wilkinson CW, Peskind ER

Temporal relationship between depression and dementia: findings from a large community-based 15-year follow-up study.
(2011 Sep)
Arch Gen Psychiatry 68(9): 970-7
Li G, Wang LY, Shofer JB, Thompson ML, Peskind ER, McCormick W, Bowen JD, Crane PK, Larson EB

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