Department of Psychiatry

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry offers the best available care to people with psychiatric disorders, drawing on tools from psychoanalysis to neurobiology to psychiatric epidemiology.

Areas of Expertise

Adult and Pediatric Chemical and Behavioral Addictions

Adult and Pediatric Chemical and Behavioral Addictions

Autism

Autism

Child Psychiatry

Child Psychiatry

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry

Interventional Psychiatry

Interventional Psychiatry

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Psychosis

Psychosis

Sleep

Sleep

Suicide Prevention and Treatment

Suicide Prevention and Treatment

Treatment-resistant Depression

Treatment-resistant Depression

Our Philosophy on Collaboration

Collaboration

Clinicians and researchers in the department are building a new approach to psychiatry that integrates biological and psychological approaches. Their work combines research, education, and clinical care, as well as disciplines rarely found in psychiatry departments: medical ethics, health economics, family systems studies, psychotherapy research, and basic science research.

The O’Donnell Brain Institute serves as a powerful integrating force to help the Department of Psychiatry work closely with other clinicians and researchers across the university, blending techniques and discoveries in basic science and medical care to better understand the causes of mental illness and to develop improved treatments and preventive strategies.

Research Highlights

10+ Basic Science Laboratories

10+ Basic Science Laboratories

Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Translational Research

Translational Research

Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care

Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care

Training Highlights

Training Highlights

UT Southwestern has one of the country’s largest psychiatric training programs, featuring:

  • 60 general psychiatry residents, 15 psychiatry fellows, and 45 clinical psychology doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows that work across the UT Southwestern health system.
  • Combined programs with internal medicine and neurology, and special tracks in research, rural and public mental health, and children/adolescent and adult psychiatry.
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