Department of Psychiatry

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Unmatched Psychiatry Expertise

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

This breadth of experience and expertise is the foundation for our three-part goal of providing excellence in clinical care, conducting groundbreaking translational research, and training tomorrow’s leading psychiatry practitioners.

Meet the Team

Our large and diverse faculty has expertise in virtually all areas of psychiatry.

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Perhaps the most exciting arena 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. Additionally, our Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care is a nationally recognized center of excellence in the research and treatment of mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder.

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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 reflect 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 National Institutes of Health grants.

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Patient Care

The department's outstanding patient care is carried out in diverse hospital and clinical settings, including UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Parkland HospitalDallas Veterans Affairs Medical CenterChildren's Medical CenterPresbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Terrell State Hospital. Outpatient and specialty clinics extend our services into the community. We also collaborate with several local community agencies to provide care for the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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