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Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, training and research. Expertise is available in adult, child and adolescent as well as geriatric psychiatry. In addition, consultation liaison and addiction services are also available. The Department oversees a full continuum of services from emergency room evaluation and acute inpatient treatment to day and partial programs as well as an extensive array of specialty ambulatory programs.

There are 150 voluntary staff members in the department, 94 residents and 23 fellows. These physicians work closely with colleagues in psychology, social service, nursing and rehabilitation to provide comprehensive care in a content of psychoeducation and shared decision making.

The research division receives millions of dollars annually in NIH and other federal funding and helps to inform evidence-based practice and new strategies for disease management. The research faculty leads one of the country’s leading centers for research in psychotic disorders, particularly schizophrenia. The Department oversees over 8,000 adult annual visits to the division of emergency psychiatry, over 3,000 visits to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, over 4,000 annual inpatient admissions and 250,000 visits to an array of ambulatory programs making it one of the largest providers of behavioral health services in the region.

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