Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health
As part of the nation's first school of medicine, established in 1765, the Department of Psychiatry at Penn has a rich history, extending back over two centuries. The Department of Psychiatry is consistently ranked among the nationís top five psychiatry departments in its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health. Penn Behavioral Health offers an exceptionally strong and well-balanced program of clinical services, crossing all age groups and subspecialty areas of psychiatry and behavioral health.In addition to training future leaders in psychiatry, the department faculty are committed to educating the public and other health professionals about psychiatric disorders and treatment.

About the Department of Psychiatry at Penn

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to the tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating the future leaders in the field.

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Patient Care

Patient Care

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Learn about our direct patient care programs, provided by nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty.

The goal of our interdisciplinary and interinstitutional effort is to translate science into improved clinical care.

The Department of Psychiatry provides excellence in psychiatric education throughout the entire spectrum of medical training.

News and Announcements

  • What's Lurking Behind the Suicides?

    Steven Berkowitz, MD, director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery was quoted in a New York Times article on youth suicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, often a result of sexual assault or molestation.

  • For Survivors, the Response is Personal

    David Yusko, PsyD, clinical director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer about PTSD and the psychological impact that the Amtrak crash may have on survivors.

  • Blue Light Blues: Too Much Might Not be Good for Your Eyes

    Michael Grandner, PhD, instructor in psychiatry and a member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, was interviewed in a Pocono Record article about the blue light from LEDs and its effect on the body’s circadian rhythms.