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
Suicide Prevention and Treatment
Our Philosophy on 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.
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.