Overview

Areas of Expertise

With our large, unmatched faculty, the Department of Psychiatry has expertise in virtually all areas pertinent to modern psychiatric practice, ranging from psychoanalysis to neurobiology to psychiatric epidemiology. This includes areas rarely found in psychiatry departments such as medical ethics, health economics, family systems studies, psychotherapy research, neurogenesis, and psychoneuroendocrinology

Education and Training

Our educational programs give medical students, residents, fellows, and clinical psychology students the opportunity to participate in patient care in an array of settings that reflects all the economic, racial, and ethnic diversity of Dallas, as well as the full range of psychiatric diagnoses. The Department's Research Track for Psychiatry residents is supported by four NIH grants.

Research

Perhaps the most exciting area in psychiatry is in the translational research between the basic sciences and the clinical domains. Our Department's work in the neuroendocrinology of mood, brain imaging of addictive disorders, the neurobiology of sleep and appetite, and the cognitive neuroscience of stress produces a picture of disorders and treatments that spans psychiatry's disparate domains.

Our mission requires research at all levels of the continuum (basic, translational, and clinical) and across many disciplines. Although studies may be managed by individual divisions or centers, most of our projects involve individuals from multiple divisions of psychiatry, different departments on campus, and different institutions.

Clinical Services

The Department's outstanding patient care is carried out in diverse hospital and clinical settings, including UT Southwesterm University Hospitals, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Children's Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Terrell State Hospital. Outpatient and specialty clinics extend our services to the community. We also collaborate with several local community agencies to provide care for the greater Dallas–Fort Worth area.